indulgent


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in·dul·gent

 (ĭn-dŭl′jənt)
adj.
1. Showing, characterized by, or given to permissiveness or generosity with regard to others: an indulgent parent; an indulgent book review.
2. Showing, characterized by, or given to self-indulgence: indulgent habits.

in·dul′gent·ly adv.

indulgent

(ɪnˈdʌldʒənt)
adj
showing or characterized by indulgence
inˈdulgently adv

in•dul•gent

(ɪnˈdʌl dʒənt)

adj.
characterized by or showing indulgence; benignly permissive.
[1500–10; < Latin]
in•dul′gent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.indulgent - characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone ; "indulgent grandparents"
gluttonous - given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink; "over-fed women and their gluttonous husbands"; "a gluttonous debauch"; "a gluttonous appetite for food and praise and pleasure"
nonindulgent, strict - characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint
2.indulgent - tolerant or lenient; "indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"; "too soft on the children"; "they are soft on crime"
permissive - granting or inclined or able to grant permission; not strict in discipline; "direct primary legislation is largely permissive rather than prescriptive"; "permissive parents"
3.indulgent - being favorably inclined; "an indulgent attitude"
favorable, favourable - encouraging or approving or pleasing; "a favorable reply"; "he received a favorable rating"; "listened with a favorable ear"; "made a favorable impression"

indulgent

indulgent

adjective
1. Ready to do favors for another:
2. Not strict or severe:
Translations
مُتَساهِل، مُتَسامِح
shovívavý
eftergivende
eftirlátur
hoş görülümüsamahalı

indulgent

[ɪnˈdʌldʒənt] ADJindulgente
he took an indulgent attitude toward their pranksadoptó una actitud indulgente para con sus travesuras
to be indulgent to or toward or with sbconsentir a algn, ser indulgente con algn

indulgent

[ɪnˈdʌldʒənt] adj [mother, father] → indulgent(e)

indulgent

adjnachsichtig (to gegenüber); mother etc alsonachgiebig; (to one’s own desires etc) → zu nachgiebig

indulgent

[ɪnˈdʌldʒnt] adj indulgent (to or towards sb)indulgente (con or verso qn)

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 ?
I am afraid I have often been too indulgent, but my poor Frederica's temper could never bear opposition well: you must support and encourage me; you must urge the necessity of reproof if you see me too lenient.
They that are the first raisers of their houses, are most indulgent towards their children; beholding them as the continuance, not only of their kind, but of their work; and so both children and creatures.
Kentucky home, with wife and children, and indulgent owners; St.
I remember that, exactly as in the comedy of Moliere, my uncle asked the precise question in the very words - not of my confidential valet, however, but across great distances of land, in a letter whose mocking but indulgent turn ill concealed his almost paternal anxiety.
Yes, Duke, yes, I know you are very indulgent toward the queen, too indulgent, perhaps; we shall have occasion, I warn you, at some future period to speak of that.
Blunt's face became as still as a mask and then instead of an angry it assumed an indulgent expression.
There is indeed another custom, which I cannot altogether approve of: when the king has a mind to put any of his nobles to death in a gentle indulgent manner, he commands the floor to be strewed with a certain brown powder of a deadly composition, which being licked up, infallibly kills him in twenty-four hours.
If, however, you are indulgent, but unable to make your authority felt; kind-hearted, but unable to enforce your commands; and incapable, moreover, of quelling disorder: then your soldiers must be likened to spoilt children; they are useless for any practical purpose.
Oliver Cromwell then became Protector of England; and as he was a Puritan himself, and had risen by the valor of the English Puritans, he showed himself a loving and indulgent father to the Puritan colonies in America.
Thorpe was a widow, and not a very rich one; she was a good-humoured, well-meaning woman, and a very indulgent mother.
He had even supposed that she, a worn-out woman no longer young or good-looking, and in no way remarkable or interesting, merely a good mother, ought from a sense of fairness to take an indulgent view.
To the world and to his servants Danglars assumed the character of the good-natured man and the indulgent father.