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indulgence

  

      n  
1    the act of indulging or state of being indulgent  
2    a pleasure, habit, etc., indulged in; extravagance  
fur coats are an indulgence     
3    liberal or tolerant treatment  
4    something granted as a favour or privilege  
5      (R.C. Church)   a remission of the temporal punishment for sin after its guilt has been forgiven  
6      (Commerce)   an extension of time granted as a favour for payment of a debt or as fulfilment of some other obligation  
7      (Also called)    Declaration of Indulgence   a royal grant during the reigns of Charles II and James II of England giving Nonconformists and Roman Catholics a measure of religious freedom  
      vb   tr  
8      (R.C. Church)   to designate as providing indulgence  
indulgenced prayers     
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indulgence

  
1    excess, fondness, immoderation, intemperance, intemperateness, kindness, leniency, pampering, partiality, permissiveness, profligacy, profligateness, spoiling  
2    appeasement, fulfilment, gratification, satiation, satisfaction  
3    extravagance, favour, luxury, privilege, treat  
4    courtesy, forbearance, goodwill, patience, tolerance, understanding  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    moderation, strictness, temperance, temperateness  


self-indulgence     
dissipation, excess, extravagance, incontinence, intemperance, self-gratification, sensualism  

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