Definition of indulgent in English:

indulgent

Syllabification: in·dul·gent
Pronunciation: /inˈdəljənt
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

indulgently

adverb
More example sentences
  • But, at the time, my thoughts seemed indulgently introspective, and I kept them well buried.
  • Crisp triangles of French toast are layered with citrus segments and indulgently oozy oil-glossed pieces of warm foie gras, the best liver known to carnivores.
  • When Semele suddenly reappears, singing indulgently from the heavens of ‘endless pleasures’ of the bedroom variety, we are in pure operatic heaven.

Origin

early 16th century: from French, or from Latin indulgent- 'giving free rein to', from the verb indulgere.

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