Simple Definition of indulgent
: 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
Examples of indulgent
He gave the child an indulgent smile.
<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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