indulgent

[in-duhl-juhnt]
adjective
characterized by or showing indulgence; benignly lenient or permissive: an indulgent parent.

Origin:
1500–10; < Latin indulgent- (stem of indulgēns), present participle of indulgēre to indulge; see -ent

indulgently, adverb
nonindulgent, adjective
nonindulgently, adverb
preindulgent, adjective
superindulgent, adjective
superindulgently, adverb
unindulgent, adjective
unindulgently, adverb


forbearing, easygoing, tolerant.
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indulgent (ɪnˈdʌldʒənt)
 
adj
showing or characterized by indulgence
 
in'dulgently
 
adv

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indulgent
c.1500, from L. indulgentem, prp. of indulgere (see indulgence).
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Example sentences
She swung above him, kicking out, while he indulgently pushed her to and fro
  with one hand.
Here is no mild afterthought to which a critic nods indulgently.
The audience received his jokes indulgently but not warmly.
We learn to smile indulgently or to comment satirically.
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