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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Indulgent  \In*dul"gent\,  a.  [L.  indulgens,  -entis,  p.  pr  of 
  indulgere:  cf  F.  indulgent.  See  {Indulge}.] 
  Prone  to  indulge;  yielding  to  the  wishes,  humor,  or  appetites 
  of  those  under  one's  care  compliant;  not  opposing  or 
  restraining;  tolerant;  mild;  favorable;  not  severe;  as  an 
  indulgent  parent.  --Shak. 
 
  The  indulgent  censure  of  posterity.  --Waller. 
 
  The  feeble  old  indulgent  of  their  ease.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  indulgent 
  adj  1:  showing  or  characterized  by  or  given  to  indulgence; 
  "indulgent  grandparents"  [ant:  {nonindulgent}] 
  2:  tolerant  or  lenient;  "indulgent  parents  risk  spoiling  their 
  children";  "procedures  are  lax  and  discipline  is  weak"; 
  "too  soft  on  the  children"  [syn:  {lax},  {lenient},  {soft}] 
  3:  being  favorably  inclined;  "an  indulgent  attitude" 




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