indulgent meaning, indulgent definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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If you are indulgent, you treat a person with special kindness, often in a way that is not good for them.      adj  
His indulgent mother was willing to let him do anything he wanted.     
  indulgently      adv   usu ADV with v, also ADV adj  
Ned smiled at him indulgently.     

If you say that someone is self-indulgent, you mean that they allow themselves to have or do the things that they enjoy very much.      adj  
To buy flowers for myself seems wildly self-indulgent.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


compliant, easy-going, favourable, fond, forbearing, gentle, gratifying, kind, kindly, lenient, liberal, mild, permissive, tender, tolerant, understanding  
   austere, demanding, harsh, intolerant, rigorous, stern, strict, stringent, unmerciful  

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