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indulgent

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1 tolerant and kind in the judgment of and expectations for others
  • she was perhaps a bit too indulgent with her children, who always seemed to get away with everything

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2 given to or marked by excessive gratification of one's desires
  • inherited riches helped fuel her indulgent lifestyle

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3 willing to do a favor
  • an indulgent clerk who let me try on practically every size-seven shoe the store had

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The first known use of indulgent was in 1509

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“Indulgent.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/indulgent. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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