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English Dictionary: indulgent by the DICT Development Group
2 results for indulgent
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone ; "indulgent grandparents"
    Antonym(s): nonindulgent, strict
  2. tolerant or lenient; "indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"; "too soft on the children"; "they are soft on crime"
    Synonym(s): indulgent, lenient, soft
  3. being favorably inclined; "an indulgent attitude"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Indulgent \In*dul"gent\, a. [L. indulgens, -entis, p. pr. of
      indulgere: cf. F. indulgent. See {Indulge}.]
      Prone to indulge; yielding to the wishes, humor, or appetites
      of those under one's care; compliant; not opposing or
      restraining; tolerant; mild; favorable; not severe; as, an
      indulgent parent. --Shak.
               The indulgent censure of posterity.         --Waller.
               The feeble old, indulgent of their ease. --Dryden.
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