Definition of overindulgence in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌōvərənˈdəljəns/


1The action or fact of having too much of something enjoyable: her alleged overindulgence in alcohol
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  • The measure was created to curb overindulgence by young drinkers.
  • PC Kevin Hemsworth said police believed an over-indulgence of alcohol was probably to blame.
  • The biggest problem with overindulgence in chocolate is weight gain.
intemperance, immoderation, excess, overeating, overdrinking, overconsumption, gorging, binge drinking
2Excessive gratification of a person’s wishes: his overindulgence of her whims
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  • My one fault is the overindulgence of a bleak perspective.
  • About halfway through the film, we all heard the awful sounds of his overindulgence coming back up the pipe.
  • Lets look at some way to sort out this over-indulgence - at least in young people.



Pronunciation: /ˌōv(ə)rənˈdəlj(ə)nt/
Example sentences
  • Sadly, the flashback scenes - where the actress plays her character in her younger days, all nervous tics and immature bravado - are excessive and overindulgent, and fall wide of the mark.
  • ‘We are fond of [our grandchildren], but feel that their parents are overindulgent,’ he reveals.
  • But Dickens had no way of knowing to what idiotically overindulgent philosophies future generations would subscribe.

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Syllabification: o·ver·in·dul·gence

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