Definition of self-indulgent in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsɛlfɪnˈdʌldʒ(ə)nt/


1Characterized by doing or tending to do exactly what one wants, especially when this involves pleasure or idleness: a self-indulgent extra hour of sleep
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  • What a message to us, with our extravagant, self-indulgent, hedonistic Western lifestyles.
  • Hedonistic, self-indulgent, voluptuous societies succumb to their enemies and go under.
  • Sensual and self-indulgent, they will pursue their pleasures as ardently and lustfully as they pursue their professional endeavors.
1.1(Of a creative work) lacking economy and control: boring, self-indulgent twenty-minute solos these are not the usual self-indulgent actor’s reminiscences
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  • The end result is a body of pretty-looking, but increasingly empty and self-indulgent work.
  • His best work, though, is self-indulgent, redundant, and exasperating, and therein lay its charms.
  • The new work is far more prolix, diffuse, and ultimately self-indulgent.



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  • Those characters who don't discipline their feelings, who don't understand what proper feeling is, or who behave self-indulgently are mocked and even despised.
  • Sporting fewer trite poeticisms, the content of these songs comes across as less self-indulgently brooding - even occasionally bordering on optimistic.
  • My fellow cellphone addict friends and I would call one another all day long to self-indulgently provide an ongoing commentary on our pathetic lives.

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