self-indulgent

[ self-in-duhl-juh nt, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf ɪnˈdʌl dʒənt, ˌsɛlf- /

adjective

indulging one's own desires, passions, whims, etc., especially without restraint.
characterized by such indulgence.

Nearby words

  1. self-incrimination,
  2. self-induced,
  3. self-inductance,
  4. self-induction,
  5. self-indulgence,
  6. self-inflict,
  7. self-inflicted,
  8. self-initiated,
  9. self-instructional,
  10. self-insurance

Origin of self-indulgent

First recorded in 1785–95

Related formsself-in·dul·gence, nounself-in·dul·gent·ly, adverbself-in·dulg·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for self-indulgent

self-indulgent

adjective

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

self-indulgent

adj.

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

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