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Definition 1: characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • indulgent grandparents

(indulgent is similar to ...) indulgent of your own appetites and desires

"a self-indulgent...way of looking at life"

(indulgent is similar to ...) gratifying tastes, appetites, or desires

"pampering parents often have spoilt children" "a very pampering cruise experience"

(indulgent is similar to ...) excessively indulgent

(indulgent is similar to ...) given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors

"a hard drinker"

(indulgent is similar to ...) devoted to pleasure

"a hedonic thrill" "lives of unending hedonistic delight" "epicurean pleasures"

(indulgent is similar to ...) given to social pleasures often including dissipation

"led a gay Bohemian life" "a gay old rogue with an eye for the ladies"

(indulgent is similar to ...) displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses

"an epicurean banquet" "enjoyed a luxurious suite with a crystal chandelier and thick oriental rugs" "Lucullus spent the remainder of his days in voluptuous magnificence" "a chinchilla robe of sybaritic lavishness"

(indulgent is similar to ...) preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance

"led a dissipated life" "a betting man" "a card-playing son of a bitch" "a gambling fool" "sporting gents and their ladies"

(indulgent is similar to ...) luxuriously self-indulgent

"I spent a decadent day at a spa"

(means also ...) given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink

"over-fed women and their gluttonous husbands" "a gluttonous debauch" "a gluttonous appetite for food and praise and pleasure"

Definition 2: being favorably inclined - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • an indulgent attitude

(indulgent is similar to ...) encouraging or approving or pleasing

"a favorable reply" "he received a favorable rating" "listened with a favorable ear" "made a favorable impression"

Definition 3: tolerant or lenient - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • indulgent parents risk spoiling their children
  • too soft on the children
  • they are soft on crime

Synonyms for indulgent in the sense of this definition

(indulgent is similar to ...) granting or inclined or able to grant permission; not strict in discipline

"direct primary legislation is largely permissive rather than prescriptive" "permissive parents"

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