Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


There are the ruins of a happy woman in the bosom of every over-indulged wife.

I had been over-indulged—not at home, but at the Cambridge school to which I had been sent—and spoilt.

Still, her feelings must not be over-indulged; they must not be permitted to make a fool of her.

Farmers usually had to borrow money to purchase equipment and sometimes they over-indulged.

At an other time they are over-indulged, and treated above Expectation.

Natures unformed or over-indulged, with none to counsel or command, generally go wrong.

Bertha Lawrence, as has been seen from her father's account, had been an over-indulged child all her life.

An over-indulged, self-willed child is miserable himself and a grievous infliction on all who have to do with him.

And if people are over-indulged they become selfish, and then, of course, they lose their sense of duty.

He had been over-indulged and petted in his boyhood, but later on his father thwarted him unnecessarily.