Synonyms and Antonyms of indulgence

  1. 1 an act of kind assistance <as an only child, she was used to getting every kind of indulgence from her doting parents> Synonyms benevolence, boon, courtesy, grace, favor, kindness, mercy, service, turnRelated Words dispensation, waiver; advantage, benefit, blessing, godsend, manna; liberty, license (or licence), privilegeNear Antonyms hindrance, hurdle, impediment, interference, obstacle

  2. 2 something adding to pleasure or comfort but not absolutely necessary <bubble baths were her one indulgence> Synonyms amenity, comfort, extra, frill, luxury, superfluityRelated Words extravagance, nonessential; dainty, delicacy, nicety, treat; accessory (also accessary), accoutrement (or accouterment), bells and whistles, optionAntonyms basic, essential, fundamental, must, necessity, requirement

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