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synonyms for indulgent

  • considerate
  • fond
  • kindly
  • permissive
  • tolerant
  • able to live with
  • big
  • charitable
  • clement
  • compassionate
  • complaisant
  • compliant
  • easy
  • easygoing
  • favorable
  • forbearing
  • gentle
  • going along with
  • going easy on
  • gratifying
  • kind
  • liberal
  • merciful
  • mild
  • overpermissive
  • soft-shelled
  • tender
  • understanding
See also synonyms for: nonindulgent / unindulgent
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antonyms for indulgent

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  • inconsiderate
  • intolerant
  • mean
  • abstaining
  • moderate
  • moderating
  • strict
  • tempering
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How to use indulgent in a sentence

Now that I’m at a station in my professional life where I’m kept up at night by concerns that go far beyond myself, such indulgent bouts are fewer and further between.
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In indulgent societies, more people play sports, while in restrained societies, sports are more something you watch.
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This current spring release featuring intentional colors, indulgent textures, and peak boldness to cultivate ideal yet mod selects for spring.
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So you’ll forgive a moment of indulgent irrationality and some merriment.
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It feels more indulgent than the usual PB&J or energy bar but is still easy to snack on during lift rides without making a mess.
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Parents are notoriously more indulgent of later-born children, letting them go out more at a younger age — including engaging in unsupervised informal play.
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I would love some ideas for pre-Thanksgiving snacks that feel fun and indulgent, but won’t make me too full for the actual meal.
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It is not indulgent or escapist to engage with art on levels outside of the political, or to free art from the shackles of the state.
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Isabel's eyes were dancing with so purely youthful and feminine a triumph that he could not but feel indulgent.
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Undoubtedly, as they grow stronger and stronger, it will be wise in the home government to be more and more indulgent.
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WORDS RELATED TO INDULGENT

  • amatory
  • amorous
  • anacreontic
  • ardent
  • brotherly
  • doting
  • enamored
  • erotic
  • fervent
  • fervid
  • impassioned
  • indulgent
  • loving
  • overindulgent
  • sisterly
  • tender
  • warm
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.