Indulgent

[ɪndˈʌld͡ʒənt], [ɪndˈʌld‍ʒənt], [ɪ_n_d_ˈʌ_l_dʒ_ə_n_t]

Definitions of indulgent:

  1.   Compliant; unduly favourable; yielding to the wishes and desires, & c., of those under one's care.
  2.   being favorably inclined; " an indulgent attitude"
  3.   Indulgently.
  4.   Yielding to the humor, wishes, etc., of another; showing favor; kind.
  5.   Yielding to the wishes of those under us; compliant; not severe.
  6.   tolerant or lenient; " indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"; " procedures are lax and discipline is weak"; " too soft on the children"
  7.   Prone to indulge; easy; lenient.
  8.   Yielding; compliant; not severe.
  9.   Prone to indulge; yielding to the wishes, humor, or appetites of those under one's care; compliant; not opposing or restraining; tolerant; mild; favorable; not severe; as, an indulgent parent.
  10.   Yielding to the wishes of others: compliant: not severe.
  11.   showing or characterized by or given to indulgence; " indulgent grandparents"

Antonyms for indulgent:

disciplinary, unrelenting, snappish, ascetic, unpermissive, exacting, thrifty, economical, merciless, thick-skinned, gruff, provident, unsympathetic, hard line, unbending, authoritarian, frugal, sober, flinty, austere, indurate, abstinent, compassionless, temperate, uncompromising, rigorous, ironhearted, inflexible, slash-and-burn, ruthless, callous, obdurate, brassbound, cold-blooded, disciplinal, inhumane, take-no-prisoners, insensitive, heartless, demanding, ill-natured, unfavourable, Cast iron, affectless, unmitigated, remorseless, puritanic, surly, self-denying, case-hardened, intolerant, unforgiving, morose, sparing, unfeeling, stony, tough, uncharitable, monkish, disciplined, inexorable, hard, rigid, self-governed, Scrimping, soulless, renunciant, unmerciful, self-controlled, stringent, hard-boiled, inhuman, splenetic, Hard-hearted, heavy-handed, unsparing, stiff, ramrod, stonyhearted, abstemious, ill-humored, severe, corrective, crabbed, strict, churlish, crusty, harsh, self-disciplined, nonindulgent, blue, sulky, Economizing, pachydermatous, puritanical, unyielding, continent, desensitized, spartan, renunciative, stern, insensate, self-abnegating, unfavorable, sullen, relentless, dogged.


Quotes for indulgent:

  1. In ambition, as in love, the successful can afford to be indulgent toward their rivals. The prize our own, it is graceful to recognize the merit that vainly aspired to it. – Christian Nestell Bovee
  2. Modern science, then, so far from being an enemy of romance, is seen on every hand to be its sympathetic and resourceful friend, its swift and irresistible helper in its serious need, and an indulgent minister to its lighter fancies. – Richard Le Gallienne
  3. And I look forward to the time when I can become more indulgent with my songwriting. But this band is a family, and it's a process that we have to grow with together. – Stone Gossard
  4. Most women are indulgent of themselves. This is a mistake. It should be only the reward of old age. – Anna Held
  5. Actually, I find it embarrassing being a pop star. I prefer it when people just treat me like anybody else, although occasionally there is a side of me, which is indulgent and I expect certain things because of my position. It's one of the perks. – Michael Hutchence
  6. Drugs have nothing to do with the creation of music. In fact, they are dumb and self indulgent Kind of like sucking your thumb! – Courtney Love
  7. To be totally understanding makes one very indulgent – Madame de Stael
  8. To understand everything makes one very indulgent – Madame de Stael

Usage examples for indulgent:

  1. The philosopher of Sans- Souci understands human nature, and he feels indulgent toward your weakness. ” – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  2. But he was looking at her with the steady, straight- forward look which she liked so much, yet could not meet just yet; and all she saw was that he was smiling also with an indulgent expression as if she was a little girl whom he was trying to amuse. ” – Work: A Story of Experience by Louisa May Alcott
  3. They dwelt, in tones of indulgent amusement, on the day, the hour, the scene, of John's first coming to the college, specially memorable to him as the occasion of his first real meeting of the Rose of Rosemont. ” – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  4. “ I thought you were of a more gentle disposition, and that you would be more indulgent with an old friend. ” – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  5. And the smile which she had known so well since childhood, indulgent quizzical, with a touch of sadness, was in his eyes. ” – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  6. “ " Very well," said the shipbroker, with a half- indulgent half- humorous glance. ” – At Sunwich Port, Complete by W.W. Jacobs
  7. Though Miss Lucy looked worried, the indulgent old Major made no protest. ” – The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John Fox
  8. The dart and pang had gone from his memory of young love; his smile for it was indulgent he was even glad that the memory was there, glad that he had known the illusion, even if it were at the price of failure in that happy realm of life. ” – The Nest, The White Pagoda, The Suicide, A Forsaken Temple, Miss Jones and The Masterpiece by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  9. This was the more indulgent because the contractor was tolerably secured against all losses. ” – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VIII. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  10. Scrap, whenever she looked at Mr. Wilkins, saw him in his towel, dripping water, and felt indulgent – The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
  11. Your parents, the most indulgent in the world, to a child the most deserving, have given way it seems to your refusal of several gentlemen. ” – Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9) History Of A Young Lady by Samuel Richardson
  12. “ I could see, as we came up to her, that she was trembling with terror; she put up her hand to her white hair, clutched again desperately the two children, found at last her voice and hoped that we would be " indulgent – The Dark Forest by Hugh Walpole
  13. The man gave an indulgent laugh. ” – The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter
  14. It was obvious to Mary that Hood's reply was calculated to soothe; his attitude was indulgent – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster
  15. John Girdlestone smiled with the indulgent smile of one to whom such a sum was absolutely nothing. ” – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  16. Should she communicate her wish to her indulgent stepmother, who for the most part willed whatever she wished her to do? ” – Jacqueline, v1 by Th. Bentzon (Mme. Blanc)
  17. Miss Quincey listened patiently to this explanation; she was more indulgent less persistent than before. ” – Superseded by May Sinclair
  18. Let me once more entreat your majesty to be indulgent towards him. ” – Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  19. It is interesting to record the comment of Mrs. Tufts on the return of the wanderer to her indulgent care. ” – Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions by Slason Thompson
  20. “ I don't know how I gained the confidence of my new friend- anyway, with nothing to lead up to it, he told me a rather curious incident; and here I will report his tale for the information of the indulgent reader. ” – Best Russian Short Stories by Various

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