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indulgence

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdʌldʒəns/

Translation of indulgence in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 countable/numerable (extravagance, luxury) an occasional cigar is my only indulgence un puro de vez en cuando es el único lujo que me permito 1.2 uncountable/no numerable (partaking) too much indulgence in anything is bad es malo abusar de cualquier placer
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable 2.1 (satisfaction) complacencia (feminine) 2.2 (tolerance) indulgencia (feminine) she showed great indulgence toward her grandson mimaba or consentía mucho a su nieto, era muy complaciente con su nieto
    Example sentences
    • To be able to look at childhood fantasies with indulgence and optimism is a lot about recognising the child in all of us.
    • We are in the era of guarded opulence and while heads are rolling in town, a certain level of indulgence continues to continue in Napoleon's France.
    • Unfortunately, this talent had a weak side: her inclination toward indulgence and spoiling her little darlings.
    Example sentences
    • And we will have contributed a good deal of pain, cruelty and selfish indulgence to the karma of the universe.
    • It was either taught in parables or using horror messages to discourage young people from ‘premarital’ sexual indulgence.
    • The very measures that are supposed to protect our young people from over indulgence of self-abuse habits are in fact the lures that draw them into it.
  • 3 c and u [Religion/Religión] indulgencia (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The ‘treasures of the Church,’ out of which the Pope grants indulgences, are not sufficiently named or known among the people of Christ.
    • The practice of granting indulgences - remission of punishment for sins through the intercession of the Church - already had a long history.
    • Most especially Luther disputed the sale of indulgences whereby, as Luther perceived, believers might buy forgiveness for themselves or their departed relatives.

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