indulgence


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in·dul·gence

 (ĭn-dŭl′jəns)
n.
1.
a. The action or an instance of indulging: the indulgence of a hunch; a teenager's indulgence in tobacco.
b. The state of being indulgent; tolerance: treated their grandchildren with fond indulgence.
c. Something indulged in: Sports cars are an expensive indulgence.
2. Self-indulgence: a life of wealth and indulgence.
3. An extension of time for the payment of a debt or the performance of a duty.
4. Roman Catholic Church A remission of punishment still due, especially in purgatory, for a sin that has been sacramentally absolved.

indulgence

(ɪnˈdʌldʒəns)
n
1. the act of indulging or state of being indulgent
2. a pleasure, habit, etc, indulged in; extravagance: fur coats are an indulgence.
3. liberal or tolerant treatment
4. something granted as a favour or privilege
5. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a remission of the temporal punishment for sin after its guilt has been forgiven
6. (Commerce) commerce an extension of time granted as a favour for payment of a debt or as fulfilment of some other obligation
7. (Historical Terms) Also called: Declaration of Indulgence a royal grant during the reigns of Charles II and James II of England giving Nonconformists and Roman Catholics a measure of religious freedom
vb (tr)
(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church to designate as providing indulgence: indulgenced prayers.

in•dul•gence

(ɪnˈdʌl dʒəns)

n., v. -genced, -genc•ing. n.
1. the act or practice of indulging; humoring.
2. the state of being indulgent.
3. indulgent allowance or tolerance.
4. something indulged in.
5. (in Roman Catholicism) a partial remission of the temporal punishment that is still due for sin after absolution. Compare plenary indulgence.
6. (in the reigns of Charles II and James II) a royal dispensation to Protestant Dissenters and Roman Catholics granting them a certain amount of religious freedom.
7. Com. an extension of time for payment or performance.
v.t.
8. to provide with an ecclesiastical indulgence.

indulgence


Past participle: indulgenced
Gerund: indulgencing

Imperative
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.indulgence - an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desiresindulgence - an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires
indiscipline, undiscipline - the trait of lacking discipline
luxury - something that is an indulgence rather than a necessity
2.indulgence - a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone; "too much indulgence spoils a child"
permissiveness, tolerance - a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior
softness - a disposition to be lenient in judging others; "softness is not something permitted of good leaders"
3.indulgence - the act of indulging or gratifying a desireindulgence - the act of indulging or gratifying a desire
intemperateness, self-indulgence, intemperance - excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence; "the intemperance of their language"
gratification - the act or an instance of satisfying
overindulgence, excess - excessive indulgence; "the child was spoiled by overindulgence"
binge, orgy, splurge - any act of immoderate indulgence; "an orgy of shopping"; "an emotional binge"; "a splurge of spending"
4.indulgence - foolish or senseless behaviorindulgence - foolish or senseless behavior  
frolic, gambol, romp, caper, play - 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"
meshugaas, mishegaas, mishegoss - (Yiddish) craziness; senseless behavior or activity
buffoonery, clowning, harlequinade, japery, prank, frivolity - acting like a clown or buffoon
5.indulgence - the remission by the pope of the temporal punishment in purgatory that is still due for sins even after absolution; "in the Middle Ages the unrestricted sale of indulgences by pardoners became a widespread abuse"
remission of sin, absolution, remittal, remission - the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy

indulgence

noun
1. luxury, treat, extravagance, favour, privilege The car is one of my few indulgences.
2. leniency, pampering, spoiling, kindness, fondness, permissiveness, partiality The king's indulgence towards his sons angered them.
4. gratification, satisfaction, fulfilment, appeasement, satiation Anything less than contempt came across as indulgence.

indulgence

noun
1. A kindly act:
Archaic: benefit.
2. Forbearing or lenient treatment:
Translations
تَساهُل، تَسامُح، إنْغِماس
shovívavostuspokojení
eftergivenhedoverbærenhed
engedékenység
eftirlæti, dekur
záľuba v
göz yummamüsamaha

indulgence

[ɪnˈdʌldʒəns] N
1. (= gratification) [of desire, appetite] → satisfacción f
2. (= spoiling) → complacencia f
see also self-indulgence
3. (= tolerance) → indulgencia f
she was treated with great indulgence as a childcuando era niña la trataban con mucha indulgencia or estaba muy consentida
4. (= luxury item) → lujo m
I do allow myself the occasional indulgenceme permito un lujo de vez en cuando
5. (= bad habit) → vicio m
6. (Rel) → indulgencia f

indulgence

[ɪnˈdʌldʒəns] n
(= pleasure) → vice m
(= kindness) → indulgence f

indulgence

n
Nachsicht f; (of appetite etc)Nachgiebigkeit f(of gegenüber); (= overindulgence)Verwöhnung f, → Verhätschelung f
(in activity, drink etc) indulgence in drink/food/sportübermäßiges Trinken/Essen/Sporttreiben
(= thing indulged in)Luxus m; (= food, drink, pleasure)Genuss m; he allowed himself the indulgence of a day off worker gönnte sich (dat)den Luxus eines freien Tages; smoking/the car is one of my few indulgencesRauchen/das Auto ist fast das Einzige, was ich mir gönne
(form: = permission) → Einwilligung f, → Zustimmung f
(Eccl) → Ablass m

indulgence

[ɪnˈdʌldʒns] n (extravagance) → piccolo lusso (che ci si concede); (habit) → vizio; (leniency) (Rel) → indulgenza

indulge

(inˈdaldʒ) verb
1. to allow (a person) to do or have what he wishes. You shouldn't indulge that child.
2. to follow (a wish, interest etc). He indulges his love of food by dining at expensive restaurants.
3. to allow (oneself) a luxury etc. Life would be very dull if we never indulged (ourselves).
inˈdulgence noun
inˈdulgent adjective
willing to allow people to do or have what they wish (often to too great an extent). an indulgent parent.
indulge in
to give way to (an inclination, emotion etc). She indulged in tears / in a fit of temper.
References in classic literature ?
When he is under the depressing influence of the after-consequences, he bemoans his sufferings and his errors, and charges them both upon me; he knows such indulgence injures his health, and does him more harm than good; but he says I drive him to it by my unnatural, unwomanly conduct; it will be the ruin of him in the end, but it is all my fault; and then I am roused to defend myself, sometimes with bitter recrimination.
The lady in black had once received a pair of prayer-beads of curious workmanship from Mexico, with very special indulgence attached to them, but she had never been able to ascertain whether the indulgence extended outside the Mexican border.
Your kind indulgence, first of all, monsieur," said Raoul, taking hold of his hand.
The magistrate laid emphasis on these words, as if he wished to apply them to the owner himself, while his eyes seemed to plunge into the heart of one who, interceding for another, had himself need of indulgence.
There was little time, however, for the indulgence of any images of merriment.
Lady Elliot had been an excellent woman, sensible and amiable; whose judgement and conduct, if they might be pardoned the youthful infatuation which made her Lady Elliot, had never required indulgence afterwards.
In whatever city then the women are not under good regulations, we must look upon one half of it as not under the restraint of law, as it there happened; for the legislator, desiring to make his whole city a collection of warriors with respect to the men, he most evidently accomplished his design; but in the meantime the women were quite neglected, for they live without restraint in every improper indulgence and luxury.
Jenny returned home well pleased with the reception she had met with from Mr Allworthy, whose indulgence to her she industriously made public; partly perhaps as a sacrifice to her own pride, and partly from the more prudent motive of reconciling her neighbours to her, and silencing their clamours.
Whoever visits some estates there, and witnesses the good-humored indulgence of some masters and mistresses, and the affectionate loyalty of some slaves, might be tempted to dream the oft-fabled poetic legend of a patriarchal institution, and all that; but over and above the scene there broods a portentous shadow--the shadow of law.
With the exception of those who mourned by the corpse, every one seemed disposed to drown the sense of the late bereavement in convivial indulgence.
Thus he would say to George in school, "I observed on my return home from taking the indulgence of an evening's scientific conversation with my excellent friend Doctor Bulders--a true archaeologian, gentlemen, a true archaeologian--that the windows of your venerated grandfather's almost princely mansion in Russell Square were illuminated as if for the purposes of festivity.
But let it be admitted, for argument's sake, that mere wantonness and lust of domination would be sufficient to beget that disposition; still it may be safely affirmed, that the sense of the constituent body of the national representatives, or, in other words, the people of the several States, would control the indulgence of so extravagant an appetite.