- 1Having or indicating a tendency to be overly generous to or lenient with someone: indulgent parentsMore example sentences
- The personality is trusting and trustworthy, indulgent and generous to itself and others.
- Our parents were usually indulgent, and confident about themselves.
- Yes, indulgent parents, there is now such a thing as ‘pampered child syndrome’.
- 1.1Self-indulgent: a slightly adolescent, indulgent account of a love affairMore example sentences
- When she shared her new mantra with me, I had to agree it sounded indulgent, sensual and exciting.
- He proceeded to live a luxurious, but not totally indulgent, life.
- This may account for the resultant lack of focus and indulgent tone that manifests itself in the majority of the pieces.
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- 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.
early 16th century: from French, or from Latin indulgent- 'giving free rein to', from the verb indulgere.