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self-indulgence

Pronunciation: /ˌselfɪnˈdʌldʒəns/

Translation of self-indulgence in Spanish:

noun/nombre

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  • 1.1 (self-gratification) buying that car was an act of self-indulgence comprarse ese coche fue permitirse un capricho or un exceso her later work is marked by self-indulgence su obra posterior se caracteriza por un exceso de florituras estilísticas 1.2 (self-pity) autocompasión (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Thirty years ago Aron worried about a kind of hedonistic self-indulgence characteristic of decadent societies.
    • It's a distended medley of uproars, asinine taunts, genuine skill, charm, and self-indulgence.
    • The cast approaches the material with relish and Polanski prevents broad characterisations and self-indulgence amongst his actors.

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