self-indulgence


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self-in·dul·gence

(sĕlf′ĭn-dŭl′jəns)
n.
Excessive indulgence of one's own appetites and desires.

self′-in·dul′gent adj.
self′-in·dul′gent·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-indulgence - an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desiresself-indulgence - 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.self-indulgence - excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence; "the intemperance of their language"
spree, fling - a brief indulgence of your impulses
dissipation, licentiousness, profligacy, dissolution, looseness - dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure
jag - a bout of drinking or drug taking
humoring, indulging, pampering, indulgence - the act of indulging or gratifying a desire

self-indulgence

noun extravagance, excess, incontinence, dissipation, self-gratification, intemperance, sensualism Going to the movies is one of my biggest self-indulgences.
Translations

self-indulgence

[ˌselfɪnˈdʌldʒəns] Nexcesos mpl (en el comer etc), falta f de moderación

self-indulgence

[ˌsɛlfɪnˈdʌldʒns] nindulgenza verso le proprie passioni

self-indulgent

(selfinˈdaldʒənt) adjective
too ready to satisfy one's own desires. self-indulgent habits/behaviour.
ˌself-inˈdulgence noun
References in classic literature ?
It's a mere excuse for self-indulgence and sensuality," he said.
The caprice of the winds, like the wilfulness of men, is fraught with the disastrous consequences of self-indulgence.
Marie, whose nervous system had been enervated by a constant course of self-indulgence, had nothing to support the terror of the shock, and, at the time her husband breathed his last, was passing from one fainting fit to another; and he to whom she had been joined in the mysterious tie of marriage passed from her forever, without the possibility of even a parting word.
With the lax habits and easy familiarity of his race, he had a little world of self-indulgence and misrule around him.
If that were true, Celia, my giving-up would be self-indulgence, not self-mortification.
He was not accustomed to keeping a body servant, and, as his aim was to make a fortune, will ye nill ye, he managed, even now, in his hours of pride and self-indulgence, to get along without one.
You see, Miss Grey, it is just the same as any other trade or profession: they that wish to prosper must devote themselves body and soul to their calling; and if they begin to yield to indolence or self-indulgence they are speedily distanced by wiser competitors: there is little to choose between a person that ruins her pupils by neglect, and one that corrupts them by her example.
But for you I might sink into the grossest condition of self-indulgence and carelessness about the wants of others, from the mere habit of being constantly cared for myself, and having all my wants anticipated or immediately supplied, while left in total ignorance of what is done for me, - if Rose did not enlighten me now and then; and I should receive all your kindness as a matter of course, and never know how much I owe you.
The boy is half insane with hysteria and self-indulgence.
If it had not been for the tempest of misfortunes that very soon burst over my head, all good impulses must have perished, and evil would have triumphed in the struggle that went on within me; enervating self-indulgence would have destroyed the body, as the detestable habits of egotism exhausted the springs of the soul.
Mr Elliot, raised by his marriage to great affluence, and disposed to every gratification of pleasure and vanity which could be commanded without involving himself,(for with all his self-indulgence he had become a prudent man), and beginning to be rich, just as his friend ought to have found himself to be poor, seemed to have had no concern at all for that friend's probable finances, but, on the contrary, had been prompting and encouraging expenses which could end only in ruin; and the Smiths accordingly had been ruined.
The old effect of asceticism, bred of terrific hardships and toil, had vanished; the features had become broader and heavier, betraying all the stigmata of the life he lived, advertising the man's self-indulgence, harshness, and brutality.