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Synonyms for indulgence
ɪnˈdʌl dʒənsin·dul·gence

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Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. indulgence, self-indulgencenoun

    an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires

    Synonyms:
    leniency, self-indulgence, intemperance, foolery, pampering, lenience, tomfoolery, indulging, humoring, lunacy, folly, craziness, intemperateness

  2. indulgence, lenience, leniencynoun

    a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone

    "too much indulgence spoils a child"

    Synonyms:
    leniency, mildness, self-indulgence, foolery, pampering, lenience, tomfoolery, indulging, humoring, lunacy, folly, craziness, lenity

  3. indulgence, indulging, pampering, humoringnoun

    the act of indulging or gratifying a desire

    Synonyms:
    leniency, self-indulgence, foolery, pampering, lenience, tomfoolery, indulging, humoring, lunacy, folly, craziness

  4. folly, foolery, tomfoolery, craziness, lunacy, indulgencenoun

    foolish or senseless behavior

    Synonyms:
    lunacy, foolishness, flakiness, indulging, daftness, madness, lenience, pampering, stupidity, humoring, leniency, foolery, tomfoolery, self-indulgence, folly, craziness, insaneness, imbecility, unwiseness, betise

  5. indulgencenoun

    the remission by the pope of the temporal punishment in purgatory that is still due for sins even after absolution

    "in the Middle Ages the unrestricted sale of indulgences by pardoners became a widespread abuse"

    Synonyms:
    leniency, self-indulgence, foolery, pampering, lenience, tomfoolery, indulging, humoring, lunacy, folly, craziness

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. indulgencenoun

    Synonyms:
    gratification, humoring, pampering, cockering

  2. indulgencenoun

    Synonyms:
    favor, liberality, lenity, lenience, kindness, tenderness

  3. indulgencenoun

    Synonyms:
    (Theol.) remission, absolution, forgiveness, pardon

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. indulgencenoun

    Synonyms:
    humoring, pampering, gratification, kindness, favor, lenity, forbearance, absolution

    Antonyms:
    mortification, denial, restraint, non-indulgence

PPDB, the paraphrase database4.0 / 1 vote

  1. List of paraphrases for "indulgence":

    leniency, forbearance, patience, complacency, tolerance, benevolence

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How to use indulgence in a sentence?

  1. Emily Thornberry:

    Under a Labour foreign office, I can ... guarantee that there will be no indulgence of human rights abuses because they are committed by less powerful countries or by countries that call themselves socialists but who by their actions betray every socialist ideal.

  2. Marcus Aurelius:

    [Treat] unenlightened souls with sympathy and indulgence, remembering that they are ignorant or mistaken about what’s most important. Never be harsh, remember Plato’s dictum: ‘Every soul is deprived of the truth against its will.’

  3. Harriet Beecher Stowe:

    So long as the law considers all these human beings, with beating hearts and living affections, only as so many things belonging to the master -- so long as the failure, or misfortune, or imprudence, or death of the kindest owner, may cause them any day to exchange a life of kind protection and indulgence for one of hopeless misery and toil -- so long it is impossible to make anything beautiful or desirable in the best-regulated administration of slavery.

  4. Benjamin Disraeli:

    Grief is the agony of an instant, the indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.

  5. Aysegul Sanford:

    This Italian-inspired baked chicken Parmesan will have your other half falling in love all over again, the creaminess from the cheese balances nicely with the tangy rich tomato sauce and the fresh basil offers some herbal accents. It offers all the satisfaction and indulgence of the original dish but with a healthy twist. Use this recipe for perfect golden crispy chicken every time without the need for frying.


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  • تساهلArabic
  • odpustekCzech
  • afladDanish
  • Gefälligkeit, Nachgiebigkeit, Milde, Gnade, Duldung, Gnadenbezeigung, Nachsicht, Ablass, DuldsamkeitGerman
  • απόλαυση, κανάκεμα, συγχωροχάρτι, παραχάιδεμα, πολυτέλεια, επιείκεια, συχωροχάρτι, ανοχήGreek
  • indulgoEsperanto
  • indulgenciaSpanish
  • زیاده رویPersian
  • lievitys, suopeus, lempeys, ane, viettelys, hemmotteluFinnish
  • indulgenceFrench
  • indulgenceIrish
  • elnézésHungarian
  • kesenanganIndonesian
  • indulgo, induljencoIdo
  • vizio, indulgenzaItalian
  • 면벌Korean
  • indulgentiaLatin
  • aflaatDutch
  • overbærenhetNorwegian
  • wyrozumiałośćPolish
  • indulgênciaPortuguese
  • tolerare, îngăduire, indulgențăRomanian
  • терпимость, индульгенция, снисходительность, потакание, [[отпущение]] [[грех, снисхождение, потворствоRussian
  • flathetSwedish
  • நுகர்வுTamil
  • hoşgorüTurkish
  • غفلتUrdu
  • khoan hồngVietnamese

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