indulgent

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in·dul·gent

adjective \in-ˈdəl-jənt\

: willing to allow someone to have or enjoy something even though it may not be proper, healthy, appropriate, etc.

: done or enjoyed as a special pleasure

Full Definition of INDULGENT

:  indulging or characterized by indulgence; especially :  lenient
in·dul·gent·ly adverb

Examples of INDULGENT

  1. He gave the child an indulgent smile.
  2. <she was perhaps a bit too indulgent with her children, who always seemed to get away with everything>

Origin of INDULGENT

Latin indulgent-, indulgens, present participle of indulgēre
First Known Use: 1509

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