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Synonyms for indulgent
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. indulgent(adj)

    characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone

    "indulgent grandparents"

    Synonyms:
    lenient, soft

    Antonyms:
    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, soft(adj)

    tolerant or lenient

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

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

    Antonyms:
    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. indulgent(adj)

    being favorably inclined

    "an indulgent attitude"

    Synonyms:
    lenient, soft

    Antonyms:
    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

Wiktionary

  1. indulgent(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    gentle, tolerant, forbearing, lenient

  2. indulgent(adjective)

    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.

    Synonyms:
    lenient, gentle, tolerant, forbearing

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. indulgent

    Synonyms:
    amiable, benignant, bland, complaisant, friendly, genial, gentle, good-natured, kind, loving, mild, pleasant, sympathetic, tender

    Antonyms:
    acrimonious, churlish, crabbed, crusty, dogged, gloomy, gruff, ill-humored, ill-natured, morose, severe, snappish, sour, splenetic, sulky, sullen, surly

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. indulgent

    Synonyms:
    compliant, forbearing, tender, tolerant

    Antonyms:
    harsh, severe, rough

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. indulgent(a.)

    Synonyms:
    yielding, compliant

  2. indulgent(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. indulgent(a)

    Synonyms:
    forbearing, kind, lenient, lax, merciful

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Mathias Cormann:

    I think it is incredibly selfish, it's incredibly self-indulgent.


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