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Princeton's WordNet

  1. indulgence, indulging, pampering, humoringnoun

    the act of indulging or gratifying a desire


  1. indulging

    Indulging refers to the act of allowing oneself or someone else to enjoy a desired pleasure, satisfaction, or to engage in an activity that is enjoyable but may also be considered excessive or unnecessary. It can also mean to yield to or satisfy a particular desire, need, or appetite, often in excess. This can be associated with food, luxury, leisure activities, and even habits or behaviors.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indulging

    of Indulge

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of indulging in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of indulging in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of indulging in a Sentence

  1. Erik Pevernagie:

    We have got to let loose sometimes, rather than indulging intractably in self-harm or self-mistreatment, by pursuing impervious dreams. ( « Les choses avaient enfin perdu leur pesanteur » )

  2. Ukrainian President Poroshenko:

    We are going to file a suit to the Hague tribunal, which must investigate into these crimes against humanity, it is a test for humanity and moral dignity. Because turning a blind eye to such horrible and shameful crimes means indulging terrorists and aggressors and violating high European values for which Ukrainians are suffering and dying.

  3. Adam Stratton:

    People are definitely indulging less, normally, I'd have invites to anywhere from five to 10 events a night, and now it's probably half that.

  4. Julian Castro:

    Its no accident that, just a few weeks after he announced his 2020 reelection bid, therehe was indulging and entertaining this Send her back chant, and hes spoken about immigrants as being invaders.

  5. Deputy Chief Melron Kelly:

    We missed the opportunities to intercede on the lives of young people that were going through crisis, so I think the default to that was a lot of times indulging in either social media or television or things that weren't healthy.

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    come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
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