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Synonyms for indulgence
ɪnˈdʌl dʒənsin·dul·gence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. indulgence, self-indulgencenoun

    an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires

    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"

    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

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

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

    foolish or senseless behavior

    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"

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. indulgencenoun

    gratification, humoring, pampering, cockering

  2. indulgencenoun

    favor, liberality, lenity, lenience, kindness, tenderness

  3. indulgencenoun

    (Theol.) remission, absolution, forgiveness, pardon

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. indulgencenoun

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

    mortification, denial, restraint, non-indulgence

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "indulgence":

    leniency, forbearance, patience, complacency, tolerance, benevolence

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How to use indulgence in a sentence?

  1. John Boswell:

    The New Testament takes no demonstrable position on homosexuality. To suggest that Paul's references to excesses of sexual indulgence involving homosexual behavior are indicative of a general position in opposition to same-sex eroticism is as unfounded as arguing that his condemnation of drunkenness implies opposition to the drinking of wine.

  2. Peter McWilliams:

    Negative thinking is always expensive--dragging us down mentally, emotionally, and physically--hence I refer to any indulgence in it as a luxury.

  3. Ryo Okumura:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Kristin Gillespie:

    Over holiday weekends, we tend to consume large amounts of salt, which results in fluid retention and bloating, upping your water consumption following your holiday indulgence can help flush that extra salt out of your body and normalize your body water homeostasis.

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  • تساهلArabic
  • odpustekCzech
  • Duldsamkeit, Nachsicht, Nachgiebigkeit, Gefälligkeit, Milde, Duldung, Gnadenbezeigung, Ablass, GnadeGerman
  • συγχωροχάρτι, επιείκεια, συχωροχάρτι, παραχάιδεμα, απόλαυση, πολυτέλεια, κανάκεμα, ανοχήGreek
  • indulgenciaSpanish
  • زیاده رویPersian
  • viettelys, suopeus, ane, lempeys, hemmottelu, lievitysFinnish
  • indulgenceFrench
  • indulgo, induljencoIdo
  • indulgenza, vizioItalian
  • 면벌Korean
  • aflaatDutch
  • overbærenhetNorwegian
  • wyrozumiałośćPolish
  • îngăduire, indulgență, tolerareRomanian
  • индульгенция, снисходительность, потакание, снисхождение, терпимость, потворство, [[отпущение]] [[грехRussian
  • நுகர்வுTamil
  • hoşgorüTurkish
  • غفلتUrdu

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