[self-in-duhl-juh nt, self-]
- indulging one's own desires, passions, whims, etc., especially without restraint.
- characterized by such indulgence.
Origin of self-indulgent
First recorded in 1785–95
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Examples from the Web for self-indulgence
Robert Kennedy hated Johnson's grossness, his lies, his bullying of staff, his self-indulgence with whisky and food.David's Bookclub: Mutual Contempt
April 28, 2013
Yet this extreme display of self-mastery, assuming that is what it was, did not rule out other forms of self-indulgence.Who Was the Real Cato?
December 20, 2012
None of this day-seizing, though, this YLOOing, should be interpreted as license for self-indulgence.David McCullough at Wellesley Commencement: ‘You Are Not Special’ (Video)
The Daily Beast
June 9, 2012
Her many style tics—stacked one atop the other—read as code for narcissism, self-indulgence, and brittle self-absorption.Newt Gingrich's Wife Callista's Prissy Style Problem
December 13, 2011
LeBron James has been vilified for his ego, self-indulgence, and the free-agency spectacle of The Decision to join the Miami Heat.The Vindication of LeBron James
June 1, 2011
No—self-indulgence, rocks of evil, ugly greeds, places of sin and selfishness.The Prodigal Returns
But, all the same, it was a dangerous form of self-indulgence.Tales Of Hearsay
To waste a second was to lose an opportunity for self-indulgence.'Charge It'
For self-punishment is just as much a submission to the flesh as luxury and self-indulgence.The Soul of a People
Neither mortifications of the body Nor self-indulgence should be practised.The Buddha
- tending to indulge one's own desires, etc
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Word Origin and History for self-indulgence
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