Definition of indulgent
- indulgent desserts
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
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: 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
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