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indulgent


 
  Overview  of  adj  indulgent 
 
  The  adj  indulgent  has  3  senses  (first  2  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  (1)  indulgent  --  (showing  or  characterized  by  or  given  to  indulgence;  "indulgent  grandparents") 
  2.  (1)  indulgent,  lax,  lenient,  soft  --  (tolerant  or  lenient;  "indulgent  parents  risk  spoiling  their  children";  "procedures  are  lax  and  discipline  is  weak";  "too  soft  on  the  children") 
  3.  indulgent  --  (being  favorably  inclined;  "an  indulgent  attitude") 
 
  Antonyms  of  adj  indulgent 
 
  3  senses  of  indulgent 
 
  Sense  1 
  indulgent  (vs.  nonindulgent) 
 
  nonindulgent  (vs.  indulgent) 
  =>  austere,  stern 
  =>  blue(postnominal),  puritan,  puritanic,  puritanical 
  =>  corrective,  disciplinary,  disciplinal 
  =>  monkish 
  =>  renunciant,  renunciative,  self-abnegating,  self-denying 
  =>  self-disciplined 
  =>  severe,  spartan,  strict 
 
  Sense  2 
  indulgent,  lax,  lenient,  soft 
 
  INDIRECT  (VIA  permissive)  ->  unpermissive 
 
  Sense  3 
  indulgent 
 
  INDIRECT  (VIA  favorable)  ->  unfavorable,  unfavourable 
 
  Similarity  of  adj  indulgent 
 
  3  senses  of  indulgent 
 
  Sense  1 
  indulgent  (vs.  nonindulgent) 
  =>  decadent,  effete 
  =>  epicurean,  luxurious,  sybaritic,  voluptuary,  voluptuous 
  =>  gay 
  =>  hedonic,  hedonistic,  epicurean 
  =>  intemperate 
  =>  pampering(postnominal) 
  =>  dissipated,  betting,  card-playing,  gambling,  sporting 
  =>  self-indulgent 
  Also  See->  gluttonous#1 
 
  Sense  2 
  indulgent,  lax,  lenient,  soft 
  =>  permissive  (vs.  unpermissive) 
 
  Sense  3 
  indulgent 
  =>  favorable  (vs.  unfavorable),  favourable 
 
  Attributes  of  adj  indulgent 
 
 
  Familiarity  of  adj  indulgent 
 
  indulgent  used  as  an  adjective  is  uncommon  (polysemy  count  =  3) 
 
  Grep  of  adj  indulgent 
  indulgent 
  nonindulgent 
  self-indulgent 
 
  Overview  of  adj  indulgent 
 
  The  adj  indulgent  has  3  senses  (first  2  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  (1)  indulgent  --  (showing  or  characterized  by  or  given  to  indulgence;  "indulgent  grandparents") 
  2.  (1)  indulgent,  lax,  lenient,  soft  --  (tolerant  or  lenient;  "indulgent  parents  risk  spoiling  their  children";  "procedures  are  lax  and  discipline  is  weak";  "too  soft  on  the  children") 
  3.  indulgent  --  (being  favorably  inclined;  "an  indulgent  attitude") 



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