indulgent

[ in-duhl-juhnt ]
/ ɪnˈdʌl dʒənt /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. inductothermy,
  2. indue,
  3. indulge,
  4. indulgence,
  5. indulgency,
  6. induline,
  7. indult,
  8. indumentum,
  9. induna,
  10. induplicate

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 Formsindulgently, adverb

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Word Origin and History for indulgent

indulgent

adj.

c.1500, from Latin indulgentem (nominative indulgens), present participle of indulgere (see indulgence). Related: Indulgently.

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