HyperDic: indulgent

English > 3 senses of the word indulgent:
ADJECTIVEallindulgentcharacterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone
allindulgent, lenient, softtolerant or lenient
allindulgentbeing favorably inclined
indulgent > pronunciation
Soundsihndah'ljhahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > indulgent: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCharacterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone.
Example"indulgent grandparents"
NarrowerdecadentLuxuriously self-indulgent
dissipated, betting, card-playing, sportingpreoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance
epicurean, luxurious, luxuriant, sybaritic, voluptuary, voluptuousDisplaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses
gaygiven to social pleasures often including dissipation
hedonic, hedonistic, epicureandevoted to pleasure
intemperate, hard, heavygiven to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors
overindulgentexcessively indulgent
pamperingGratifying tastes, appetites, or desires
self-indulgentindulgent of your own appetites and desires
See alsogluttonousGiven to excess in consumption of especially food or drink
Oppositenonindulgent, strictCharacterized by strictness, severity, or restraint
Spanishindulgente
Catalanindulgent
Nounsindulgencea disposition to yield to the wishes of someone
English > indulgent: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningTolerant or lenient.
Example"indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"
Synonymslenient, soft
Broaderpermissivegranting or inclined or able to grant permission
Spanishindulgente
Catalanindulgent
Nounsindulgencea disposition to yield to the wishes of someone
Adverbsindulgentlyin an indulgent manner
English > indulgent: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningfavorably inclined.
Example"an indulgent attitude"
Broaderfavorable, favourableencouraging or approving or pleasing
Spanishfavorable, indulgente, parcial, partidario
Catalanfavorable, indulgent, parcial, partidari

©2001-20 · HyperDic hyper-dictionary · Contact

English | Spanish | Catalan
Privacy | Robots

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict