overindulgence


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o·ver·in·dulge

 (ō′vər-ĭn-dŭlj′)
v. o·ver·in·dulged, o·ver·in·dulg·ing, o·ver·in·dulg·es
v.tr.
1. To indulge (a desire, craving, or habit) to excess: overindulging a fondness for cake.
2. To indulge (a person) excessively: overindulges his children.
v.intr.
To indulge in something to excess.

o′ver·in·dul′gence n.
o′ver·in·dul′gent adj.
o′ver·in·dul′gent·ly adv.

o•ver•in•dul•gence

(ˌoʊ vər ɪnˈdʌl dʒəns)
n.
excessive indulgence.
[1755–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.overindulgence - excessive indulgence; "the child was spoiled by overindulgence"
humoring, indulging, pampering, indulgence - the act of indulging or gratifying a desire

overindulgence

noun excess, overeating, intemperance, immoderation, lack of restraint or balance His condition is the natural consequence of a lifetime's overindulgence.

overindulgence

noun
Immoderate indulgence, as in food or drink:
Translations

overindulgence

[ˌəʊvərɪnˈdʌldʒəns] N
1. (= excess) → abuso m (in de)
2. (with children) → exceso m de tolerancia (towards con)

overindulgence

n
allzu große Nachsicht or Nachgiebigkeit (of sb jdm gegenüber)
(as regards eating) → Völlerei f; overindulgence in wineübermäßiger Weingenuss; overindulgence in cigaretteszu starkes Rauchen; the author’s regrettable overindulgence in the use of metaphordie bedauerlicherweise ungezügelte Vorliebe dieses Autors für Metaphern
References in classic literature ?
They all had to go, even little Stanislovas, who was ill from overindulgence in sausages and sarsaparilla.
In spite of his wisdom, he could not find fault with her for her overindulgence of the children, who had managed to convert Dinah the preacher, before whom a circle of rough men had often trembled a little, into a convenient household slave--though Dinah herself was rather ashamed of this weakness, and had some inward conflict as to her departure from the precepts of Solomon.
Across the globe, people are firmly back in the working groove after all the fun, relaxation and overindulgence of the holiday season.
Ironically, however, it often turns into gloom and misery largely due to the devastating consequences of overindulgence.
The episode begins with Victoria's classic stand-up perfectly summing up the pitfalls of Christmas - overindulgence, overspending, and all too tiring.
But there was one time, when I got my very first job, that the aforementioned overindulgence simply overran me.
Simon Stevens, head of NHS England, said the scheme was being expanded in an effort to prevent a tide of ill-health caused by overindulgence.
At some point, overindulgence begs for a long walk, whether to make room for whatever's next or just to get some fresh air.
Extreme overindulgence of any kind (especially when done in private) is connected to a person's feeling of lack of control, a state of powerlessness which may include shame or guilt.
For the whole trip, I felt like I had a massive hangover, but I put it down to overindulgence.
Overindulgence often meets the adult's needs and not the child's needs.
On Easter Sunday, James Cook University Hospital posted a message on Facebook that said: "Believe it or not, we do have people coming into A&E with stomach aches caused by overindulgence.