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overindulgence Line breaks: over|in¦dul¦gence
Pronunciation: /ˌəʊv(ə)rɪnˈdʌldʒ(ə)ns/

Definition of overindulgence in English:


[mass noun]
1The action or fact of having too much of something enjoyable: her alleged overindulgence in alcohol
More example sentences
  • 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, prodigality, lack of restraint, gorging, surfeit, debauch, debauchery, dissipation, dissoluteness, greed, gluttony, orgy
informal binge
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: /ˌəʊv(ə)rɪnˈdʌldʒənt/
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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