HyperDic: indulgence

English > 5 senses of the word indulgence:
NOUNattributeindulgence, self-indulgencean inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires
attributeindulgence, lenience, leniencya disposition to yield to the wishes of someone
actindulgence, indulging, pampering, humoringthe act of indulging or gratifying a desire
actindulgence, folly, foolery, tomfoolery, craziness, lunacyfoolish or senseless behavior
actindulgencethe remission by the pope of the temporal punishment in purgatory that is still due for sins even after absolution
indulgence > pronunciation
Soundsihndah'ljhahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > indulgence: 5 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningAn inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires.
Synonymself-indulgence
NarrowerluxurySomething that is an indulgence rather than a necessity
Broaderindiscipline, undisciplineThe trait of lacking discipline
Spanishautoindulgencia, indulgencia
Catalanindulgència
Verbsindulgeenjoy / enjoy / enjoy to excess
English > indulgence: 5 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningA disposition to yield to the wishes of someone.
Example"too much indulgence spoils a child"
Synonymslenience, leniency
NarrowersoftnessA disposition to be lenient in judging / judging others
Broaderpermissiveness, toleranceA disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior
Spanishindulgencia
Adjectivesindulgentcharacterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone
indulgenttolerant or lenient
Verbsindulgeyield (to)
English > indulgence: 5 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of indulging or gratifying a desire.
Synonymsindulging, pampering, humoring
Narrowerintemperance, intemperateness, self-indulgenceexcess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence
orgy, binge, splurgeAny act of immoderate indulgence
overindulgence, excessexcessive indulgence
BroadergratificationThe act or an instance of satisfying
Spanishindulgencia, mimo
Verbsindulgetreat with excessive indulgence
indulgegive free rein to
English > indulgence: 5 senses > noun 4, act
Meaningfoolish or senseless behavior.
Synonymsfolly, foolery, tomfoolery, craziness, lunacy
Narrowerbuffoonery, clowning, japery, frivolity, harlequinade, prankActing like a clown or buffoon
meshugaas, mishegaas, mishegoss(Yiddish) craziness
Broaderplay, frolic, romp, gambol, capergay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement
Spanishbufonadas, tonterías
Catalanbajanada, bestiesa, ximpleria
English > indulgence: 5 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe remission by the pope of the temporal punishment in purgatory that is still due for sins even after absolution.
Example"in the Middle Ages the unrestricted sale of indulgences by pardoners became a widespread abuse"
CategoryRoman Catholic, Western Church, Roman Catholic Church, Church of Rome, Roman ChurchThe Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
Broaderabsolution, remission, remittal, remission of sinThe act of absolving or remitting
Spanishindulgencia
Catalanindulgència

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