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English adjective: indulgent

1. indulgent characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone


SamplesIndulgent grandparents.


Similarbetting, card-playing, decadent, dissipated, effete, epicurean, epicurean, gay, hard, heavy, hedonic, hedonistic, intemperate, luxuriant, luxurious, overindulgent, pampering, self-indulgent, sporting, sybaritic, voluptuary, voluptuous


See alsogluttonous


Antonymsnonindulgent, strict

2. indulgent tolerant or lenient


SamplesIndulgent parents risk spoiling their children.
Too soft on the children.
They are soft on crime.


Synonymslenient, soft


Similarpermissive


Antonymsunpermissive

3. indulgent being favorably inclined


SamplesAn indulgent attitude.


Similarfavorable, favourable


Antonymsunfavorable, unfavourable









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