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Synonyms for indulgence
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. indulgence, self-indulgence(noun)

    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, leniency(noun)

    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, humoring(noun)

    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, indulgence(noun)

    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. indulgence(noun)

    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 Synonymes

  1. indulgence(n.)

    Synonyms:
    gratification, humoring, pampering, cockering

  2. indulgence(n.)

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

  3. indulgence(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. indulgence(n)

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

    Antonyms:
    mortification, denial, restraint, non-indulgence

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    leniency, forbearance, patience, complacency, tolerance, benevolence

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#20444stupidity
#21891folly
#41023pampering
#42263complacency
#44359benevolence
#47276foolishness
#49375lunacy
#49727indulging
#50293forbearance
#57260craziness
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#112127intemperance
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#263154flakiness
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How to use indulgence in a sentence?

  1. John Quincy Adams:

    Of the two great political parties which have divided the opinions and feelings of our country, the candid and the just will now admit that both have contributed splendid talents, spotless integrity, ardent patriotism, and disinterested sacrifices to the formation and administration of this Government, and that both have required a liberal indulgence for a portion of human infirmity and error.

  2. Benjamin Disraeli:

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

  3. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    Grief, after all, is like smoking in a damp country — what was at first a necessity becomes afterwards an indulgence.

  4. 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.’

  5. Ryo Okumura:

    If I get the virus, I get the virus, i can't just stop. It's an indulgence.


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  • تساهلArabic
  • odpustekCzech
  • Gnade, Duldsamkeit, Ablass, Gnadenbezeigung, Duldung, Milde, Gefälligkeit, Nachgiebigkeit, NachsichtGerman
  • συχωροχάρτι, ανοχή, πολυτέλεια, παραχάιδεμα, επιείκεια, απόλαυση, κανάκεμα, συγχωροχάρτιGreek
  • indulgenciaSpanish
  • زیاده رویPersian
  • lievitys, viettelys, hemmottelu, ane, lempeys, suopeusFinnish
  • indulgenceFrench
  • indulgo, induljencoIdo
  • vizio, indulgenzaItalian
  • 면벌Korean
  • aflaatDutch
  • wyrozumiałośćPolish
  • indulgență, îngăduire, tolerareRomanian
  • индульгенция, [[отпущение]] [[грех, потворство, терпимость, снисхождение, потакание, снисходительностьRussian
  • நுகர்வுTamil
  • غفلتUrdu

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