indulgent

[ in-duhl-juhnt ]
/ ɪnˈdʌl dʒənt /

adjective

characterized by or showing indulgence; benignly lenient or permissive: an indulgent parent.

Origin of indulgent

1500–10; < Latin indulgent- (stem of indulgēns), present participle of indulgēre to indulge; see -ent

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British Dictionary definitions for indulgent

indulgent

/ (ɪnˈdʌldʒənt) /

adjective

showing or characterized by indulgence

Derived Forms

indulgently, adverb
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