indulgent

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indulgent (comparative more indulgent, superlative most indulgent)

  1. 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.
    • 1977, Agatha Christie, chapter 4, An Autobiography:
      An indulgent playmate, Grannie would lay aside the long scratchy-looking letter she was writing (heavily crossed ‘to save notepaper’) and enter into the delightful pastime of ‘a chicken from Mr Whiteley's’.
    • 2012 April 29, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Treehouse of Horror III” (season 4, episode 5; originally aired 10/29/1992)”:
      Mr. Burns is similarly perfectly cast as a heartless capitalist willing to do anything for a quick buck, even if it means endangering the lives of those around him and Marge elegantly rounds out the main cast as a good, pure-hearted and overly indulgent woman who sees the big, good heart (literally and metaphorically) of a monstrous man-brute.

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  • indulgent in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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indulgent m (feminine indulgente, masculine plural indulgents, feminine plural indulgentes)

  1. lenient (tolerant; not strict)

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indulgent

  1. third-person plural present indicative of indulger
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of indulger

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indulgent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of indulgeō
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