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indulgent

[ in-duhl-juhnt ]
/ ɪnˈdʌl dʒənt /
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adjective

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

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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 of indulgent

indulgently, adverb
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