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indulgent

[ in-duhl-juhnt ]SEE DEFINITION OF indulgent

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
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Antonyms for indulgent

  • inconsiderate
  • intolerant
  • mean
  • abstaining
  • moderate
  • moderating
  • strict
  • tempering
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INDULGENT

Did not this seem to border upon cruelty, my dear, in so indulgent a mother?

To give you hope, my dearest, my most indulgent Mamma, is to give you every thing.

I perceive in your eyes, my indulgent spectators, the criticism which you are too kind to utter.

Crane looked at him in admiration, an indulgent smile on his lips.

How kind has he ever been to all my follies, how tender and indulgent to all my wishes!

At this Narcisse smiled with indulgent and courteous disdain.

He looked at the two women, and made a gesture of indulgent contempt.

He hated vice, was indulgent to frailties, and lamented misfortunes.

If He were to pardon you now, He would be too indulgent, it would be contrary to His own justice.'

There was some indulgent whispering at sight of her pale face.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1500, from Latin indulgentem (nominative indulgens), present participle of indulgere (see indulgence). Related: Indulgently.

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