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indulgent

[in-duhl-juh nt] /ɪnˈdʌl dʒənt/
adjective
1.
characterized by or showing indulgence; benignly lenient or permissive:
an indulgent parent.
Origin of indulgent
1500-1510
1500-10; < Latin indulgent- (stem of indulgēns), present participle of indulgēre to indulge; see -ent
Related forms
indulgently, adverb
nonindulgent, adjective
nonindulgently, adverb
preindulgent, adjective
superindulgent, adjective
superindulgently, adverb
unindulgent, adjective
unindulgently, adverb
Synonyms
forbearing, easygoing, tolerant.
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indulgent

/ɪnˈdʌldʒənt/
adjective
1.
showing or characterized by indulgence
Derived Forms
indulgently, adverb
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Word Origin and History for indulgent
adj.

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

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