Dictionary Results for indulgence

1. indulgence - noun

· an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires

Synonym(s): self-indulgence

Hypernym(s): indiscipline, undiscipline

2. indulgence - noun

· a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone; "too much indulgence spoils a child"

Synonym(s): lenience, leniency

Hypernym(s): permissiveness, tolerance

3. indulgence - noun

· the act of indulging or gratifying a desire

Synonym(s): indulging, pampering, humoring

Hypernym(s): gratification

4. indulgence - noun

· foolish or senseless behavior

Synonym(s): folly, foolery, tomfoolery, craziness, lunacy

Hypernym(s): play, frolic, romp, gambol, caper

5. indulgence - noun

· the remission by the pope of the temporal punishment in purgatory that is still due for sins even after absolution; "in the Middle Ages the unrestricted sale of indulgences by pardoners became a widespread abuse"

Hypernym(s): absolution, remission, remittal, remission_of_sin

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