Definition of self-indulgence in English:

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[mass noun]
1The quality of being self-indulgent: self-indulgence needs to be guarded against
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  • 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.
1.1 [count noun] Something done or allowed in a self-indulgent way: simple-minded pleasures and self-indulgences
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  • With our junk food, lack of exercise, self-indulgences and self-imposed stress, many of our old folk will outlive their sons, daughters and even grandchildren.
  • Well, I have to snap out of all sorts of self-indulgences today.
  • He is also forbidden the self-indulgences of most monarchs including the acquisition of large harems of wives, stocks of silver and gold, or large stables of horses for military adventures.

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