self-indulgent


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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.

self-indulgent

adj
tending to indulge one's own desires, etc
ˌself-inˈdulgence n
ˌself-inˈdulgently adv

self′-indul′gent



adj.
1. indulging one's own desires, passions, whims, etc., esp. without restraint.
2. characterized by such indulgence.
[1785–95]
self′-indul′gence, n.
self′-indul′gently, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.self-indulgent - indulgent of your own appetites and desires; "a self-indulgent...way of looking at life"- Havelock Ellis
indulgent - characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone ; "indulgent grandparents"

self-indulgent

adjective extravagant, excessive, lavish, intemperate, immoderate, self-gratifying To buy flowers for myself seems wildly self-indulgent.
Translations

self-indulgent

[ˌselfɪnˈdʌldʒənt] ADJque se permite excesos

self-indulgent

[ˌsɛlfɪnˈdʌldʒnt] adjindulgente 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 ?
The French trapper is represented as a lighter, softer, more self-indulgent kind of man.
His face was weak and self-indulgent. Aunt Louisa took him in her arms and kissed him; and tears of happiness flowed down her cheeks.
A man of genius, of an ardent temperament, reckless of physical laws, self-indulgent, becomes presently unfortunate, querulous, a "discomfortable cousin," a thorn to himself and to others.
He was, in short, in his after-dinner mood; more expanded and genial, and also more self-indulgent than the frigid and rigid temper of the morning; still he looked preciously grim, cushioning his massive head against the swelling back of his chair, and receiving the light of the fire on his granite-hewn features, and in his great, dark eyes; for he had great, dark eyes, and very fine eyes, too--not without a certain change in their depths sometimes, which, if it was not softness, reminded you, at least, of that feeling.
"Doubtless; but I fear that my young relative Will Ladislaw is chiefly determined in his aversion to these callings by a dislike to steady application, and to that kind of acquirement which is needful instrumentally, but is not charming or immediately inviting to self-indulgent taste.
I hope it is not self-indulgent to shed these tears as I think of it.
Clare was good-natured and self-indulgent, and sought to buy off with presents and flatteries; and when Marie became mother to a beautiful daughter, he really felt awakened, for a time, to something like tenderness.
Seen from the front he looked like a mild, self-indulgent bachelor, with rooms in the Albany--which he was.
You have been most self-indulgent. I can't get over it.
Judge Jonathan Gosling jailed her, telling her that she was guilty of a "self-indulgent act of exhibitionism".
Self-indulgent Ant should be ashamed SO Ant McPartlin did not turn up at court for a preliminary hearing regarding his divorce.
But Twitter users described Madonna as "self-indulgent," with one writing: "D.I.S.R.E.S.P.E.C.T."