over·​in·​dul·​gent ˌō-vər-in-ˈdəl-jənt How to pronounce overindulgent (audio)
: excessively indulgent
overindulgent parents
an overindulgent meal

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The exact cause of HPD isn’t known, but it’s likely linked to genetics, childhood abuse or other trauma, and having parents who lack boundaries, are overindulgent, or are inconsistent, according to Cleveland Clinic. Erica Sweeney, Men's Health, 10 Nov. 2022 It was panned as overindulgent, terrible, unwatchable. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 29 Apr. 2021 The test car, a top-of-the-line Touring XT, never felt overindulgent, even though it was extravagantly optioned. cleveland, 1 Aug. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1652, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overindulgent was in 1652

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“Overindulgent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overindulgent. Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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