Definition of Indulgent

1. Adjective. Characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone. "Indulgent grandparents"




2. Adjective. Tolerant or lenient. "They are soft on crime"
Exact synonyms: Lenient, Soft
Similar to: Permissive
Derivative terms: Indulgence, Lenience, Lenience, Leniency, Softness

3. Adjective. Being favorably inclined. "An indulgent attitude"
Similar to: Favorable, Favourable

Definition of Indulgent

1. a. 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; as, an indulgent parent.

Definition of Indulgent

1. Adjective. 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. ¹

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Definition of Indulgent

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Indulgent

1. 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; as, an indulgent parent. "The indulgent censure of posterity." (Waller) "The feeble old, indulgent of their ease." (Dryden) Origin: L. Indulgens, -entis, p. Pr. Of indulgere: cf. F. Indulgent. See Indulge. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Indulgent

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indulgent (current term)
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Literary usage of Indulgent

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1. The Spectator by Joseph Addison, Richard Steele (1830)
"gin, a tender wife, a (generous friend, a kind mother, and an indulgent mistress. I'll strain hard but I will purchase for her a husband suitable to her ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1889)
"Careless and self-indulgent, he allowed dangers to accumulate; but whenever it came to action he was firm and decisive. His familiarity with the wives of ..."

3. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"the Greeks, never interfered with opinions, and tolerated with indulgent contempt, as a rule, every form of superstition that presented itself to notice. ..."

4. The Bookman (1907)
"... indulgent people—serious, hard-thinking men as well as more frivolous people—have told me that in the play of The Scarlet Pimpernel, eminently, ..."

5. Letters of George Meredith by George Meredith (1912)
"Audience very attentive and indulgent. Time 1 h. 25 m. and no one left the hall, so that I may imagine there was interest in the lecture. ..."

6. Audubon, the Naturalist: A History of His Life and Time by Francis Hobart Herrick (1917)
"... of environment—Turning failure into success—An indulgent stepmother—The truant—His lore of nature—Early drawings and discipline—Experience at Rochefort— ..."

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