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Definition 1: the act of indulging or gratifying a desire - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for indulgence in the sense of this definition

(indulgence is a kind of ...) the act or an instance of satisfying

(... is a kind of indulgence ) excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence

"the intemperance of their language"

(... is a kind of indulgence ) excessive indulgence

"the child was spoiled by overindulgence"

(... is a kind of indulgence ) any act of immoderate indulgence

"an orgy of shopping" "an emotional binge" "a splurge of spending"

Definition 2: foolish or senseless behavior - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for indulgence in the sense of this definition

(indulgence is a kind of ...) gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement

"it was all done in play" "their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly"

(... is a kind of indulgence ) (Yiddish) craziness; senseless behavior or activity

(... is a kind of indulgence ) acting like a clown or buffoon

Definition 3: the remission by the pope of the temporal punishment in purgatory that is still due for sins even after absolution - [noun denoting act]

Samples where indulgence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in the Middle Ages the unrestricted sale of indulgences by pardoners became a widespread abuse

(indulgence is a kind of ...) the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance

(indulgence belongs to category ...) the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy

Definition 4: an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for indulgence in the sense of this definition

(indulgence is a kind of ...) the trait of lacking discipline

(... is a kind of indulgence ) something that is an indulgence rather than a necessity

Definition 5: a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where indulgence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • too much indulgence spoils a child

Synonyms for indulgence in the sense of this definition

(indulgence is a kind of ...) a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior

(... is a kind of indulgence ) a disposition to be lenient in judging others

"softness is not something permitted of good leaders"

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