What is another word for indulgent?

Synonyms for indulgent
ɪnˈdʌl dʒəntin·dul·gent

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term indulgent.


  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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "indulgent":

    lenient, forgiving, complacent

How to pronounce indulgent?

How to say indulgent in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency


How to use indulgent in a sentence?

  1. Mathias Cormann:

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

  2. Kevin Havelock:

    People look for small indulgent snacks to treat themselves.

  3. Linda Ronstadt:

    I went to the president of my record company, who's a man who genuinely likes music. And I said,' Look, I made all these records for you... I'm going to do this just for me, this might be self-indulgent -- if it sells two copies, I don't care. But if I can't record this music, I'm going to die.

  4. Craig Grossi:

    Finding the motivation was really about giving myself the permission to write. For me and for other veterans, it’s something we have to overcome in terms of drawing attention to ourselves or doing anything that we might perceive as selfish or self-indulgent, it’s something that I owe to the men and women that I served with and the awesome people that have come into my life. I owe it to them to share this story.

  5. Robert F. Kennedy:

    The problem of power is how to achieve its responsible use rather than its irresponsible and indulgent use - of how to get men of power to live for the public rather than off the public.

Translations for indulgent

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for indulgent »


Find a translation for the indulgent synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)


Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:


"indulgent." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 27 Sep. 2022. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/indulgent>.

Discuss these indulgent synonyms with the community:


    Are we missing a good synonym for indulgent?

    Image or illustration of


    Credit »

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a human thesaurus?

    Which of the following terms is an antonym of "miserable"?
    • A. pathetic
    • B. misfortunate
    • C. measly
    • D. comfy

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for indulgent: