[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
Related formsself-in·dul·gence, nounself-in·dul·gent·ly, adverbself-in·dulg·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for self-indulgent

hedonistic, decadent, effete, miserly, parsimonious, sybaritic

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British Dictionary definitions for self-indulgent



tending to indulge one's own desires, etc
Derived Formsself-indulgence, nounself-indulgently, adverb
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Word Origin and History for self-indulgent

also self indulgent, 1791, from self- + indulgent. Related: Self-indulgently.

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