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Synonyms for indulgent
ɪnˈdʌl dʒəntin·dul·gent

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  1. indulgentadjective

    gentle, tolerant, forbearing, lenient

  2. indulgentadjective

    Disposed or prone to indulge, humor, gratify, or give way to one's own or another's desires, etc., or to be compliant, lenient, or forbearing; showing or ready to show favor; favorable; indisposed to be severe or harsh, or to exercise necessary restraint: as, an indulgent parent; to be indulgent to servants.

    lenient, gentle, tolerant, forbearing

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. indulgent

    compliant, forbearing, tender, tolerant

    harsh, severe, rough

Princeton's WordNet

  1. indulgentadjective

    characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone

    "indulgent grandparents"

    lenient, soft

    disciplinary, spartan, disciplinal, austere, unfavourable, blue(a), puritanical, renunciant, strict, severe, self-disciplined, nonindulgent, unpermissive, unfavorable, monkish, puritanic, renunciative, corrective, stern, self-restraining, self-abnegating, self-denying

  2. indulgent, lenient, softadjective

    tolerant or lenient

    "indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"; "too soft on the children"; "they are soft on crime"

    cushy, mild, easy, piano, balmy, lenient, voiced, soft, delicate, flabby, subdued, diffuse, flaccid, gentle, sonant, easygoing, diffused

    renunciative, self-restraining, unpermissive, disciplinary, renunciant, unfavourable, spartan, stern, self-disciplined, nonindulgent, strict, monkish, blue(a), austere, corrective, unfavorable, puritanical, disciplinal, puritanic, self-abnegating, self-denying, severe

  3. indulgentadjective

    being favorably inclined

    "an indulgent attitude"

    lenient, soft

    puritanical, strict, monkish, austere, corrective, unpermissive, nonindulgent, spartan, renunciative, stern, self-denying, severe, disciplinal, unfavourable, renunciant, disciplinary, self-abnegating, blue(a), self-disciplined, puritanic, unfavorable, self-restraining

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. indulgentadjective

    yielding, compliant

  2. indulgentadjective

    lenient, mild, clement, tolerant, gentle, forbearing, kind, tender, not severe

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. indulgentadjective

    forbearing, kind, lenient, lax, merciful

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  1. List of paraphrases for "indulgent":

    lenient, forgiving, complacent

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How to use indulgent in a sentence?

  1. Kevin Havelock:

    People look for small indulgent snacks to treat themselves.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A black crow does not become a white dove by putting on its body the same color dress or paint; Similarly, a self-indulgent wearing any colour of devout outfit and giving a sermon in a soft, seamless and sweet accent to a large number of selfish disciples does not become a spiritual master or saint.

  3. Angela Ginn-Meadow:

    We all love treats, we all love indulgent foods. But those occasional foods really need to be once or twice a week — they don’t need to be a habit.

  4. Jamie Cohen:

    We’ve always been about choice, we like to think we offer items from healthy to indulgent. We think we do a good job of listening to customers. In 2010 we introduced a gluten-free menu based on our customers’ requests. And we’re a lot like our customers—in 2013 we realized many of our senior staff members were trying to eat less meat, so we created a section of our menu highlighting meatless options, and started introducing more veggie options and limited-time offers like our caprese sandwich and caprese pasta, which are doing really well.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    When a self-indulgent is enjoying own life like anything by flying, going places & splurging, her/his sycophants’ project this picture as if s/he is working round the clock & the stupid easily believe it.

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