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 ?
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.
The boy is half insane with hysteria and self-indulgence.
Not to deceive you, I am that given to lying, and laziness, and self-indulgence of all sorts, that the only excuse I can find for myself is that it is the nature of the race so to be; for most men is just as bad as me, and some of 'em worsen I do not speak pers'nal to you, governor, nor to the honorable gentlemen here assembled.
The veil of self-indulgence was rent from head to foot.
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.
The caprice of the winds, like the wilfulness of men, is fraught with the disastrous consequences of self-indulgence.
Freely was a very regular churchman, but at the Oyster Club he was sometimes a little free in his conversation, more than hinting at a life of Sultanic self-indulgence which he had passed in the West Indies, shaking his head now and then and smiling rather bitterly, as men are wont to do when they intimate that they have become a little too wise to be instructed about a world which has long been flat and stale to them.
With the lax habits and easy familiarity of his race, he had a little world of self-indulgence and misrule around him.
It's a mere excuse for self-indulgence and sensuality," he said.
If that were true, Celia, my giving-up would be self-indulgence, not self-mortification.
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.
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.