American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Showing, characterized by, or given to indulgence; lenient.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Disposed or prone to indulge, humor, gratify, or give way to one's own or another's desires, etc., or to be compliant, lenient, or forbearing; showing or ready to show favor; favorable; indisposed to be severe or harsh, or to exercise necessary restraint: as, an indulgent parent; to be indulgent to servants.
- Synonyms Lenient, forbearing, tolerant, gentle. See gratify.
- adj. Disposed or prone to indulge, humor, gratify, or give way to one's own or another's desires, etc., or to be compliant, lenient, or forbearing; showing or ready to show favor; favorable; indisposed to be severe or harsh, or to exercise necessary restraint: as, an indulgent parent; to be indulgent to servants.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Prone to indulge; yielding to the wishes, humor, or appetites of those under one's care; compliant; not opposing or restraining; tolerant; mild; favorable; not severe.
- adj. being favorably inclined
- adj. tolerant or lenient
- adj. characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone
“She lost herself in indulgent kisses, swimming in the headiness of a boy!”
“This film is too flat and uninvolving to deserve a term like indulgent.”
“But sometimes artists can become incredibly over-indulgent, which is why I think it's generally healthy to have the studio execs and producers there to push the other way.”
“Anyone who has the audacity to attempt it, particularly with regard to the significant effects of the policies of the current incumbants of the Whitehouse and Number 10, can expect to be labelled indulgent apologists.”
“Wealthy consumers today want something sexier, more indulgent, which is why BMW and Mercedes have done well.”
“The teens who were being raised by so-called indulgent parents who tend to give their children lots of praise and warmth - but offer little in the way of consequences or monitoring of bad behavior - were among the biggest abusers of alcohol.”
“With a monstrous fiscal crisis made even more dire by the extension of those tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans, Republicans and Tea Party advocates will be screaming to cut back on "indulgent" entitlements like Social Security and Obamacare.”
“The 21-foot-wide mansion, that listing says, has a 35-foot-long music room; a garden and two terraces; "indulgent" and "top-of-the-line" kitchen appliances; a master bedroom suite "with his-and-her baths and dressing areas" (with custom cabinetry); and a basement that's "a haven for exercise and relaxation.”
“Even Simon, who I think was right on to call this "indulgent", didn't offer anything substantial--just a string of standard insults.”
“What the hell is so "indulgent" about a 150 minute running time?”
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