indulgent

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin indulgēns, indulgentem, present participle of indulgēre.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈdʌld͡ʒənt/
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  • Hyphenation: in‧dul‧gent

AdjectiveEdit

indulgent (comparative more indulgent, superlative most indulgent)

  1. Disposed or prone to indulge, humor, gratify, or yield to one's own or another's desires, etc., or to be compliant, lenient, or forbearing;
    an indulgent parent
    to be indulgent to servants
    • 1977, Agatha Christie, chapter 4, in An Autobiography, part I, London: Collins, →ISBN:
      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)”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name):
      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, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin indulgēns.

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. lenient (tolerant; not strict)
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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

indulgent

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

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

indulgent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of indulgeō

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French indulgent, from Latin indulgens.

AdjectiveEdit

indulgent m or n (feminine singular indulgentă, masculine plural indulgenți, feminine and neuter plural indulgente)

  1. indulgent

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