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indulgent

in·dul·gent

indulgent

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn duhl jnt
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition: indulging or being inclined to indulge others' wishes, esp. rather than enforce discipline or strictness.
Hard-working students resented the more indulgent teachers.Our grandmother was indulgent with us because she could bear to see us unhappy.I felt him to be indulgent of his own mistakes while being critical of mine.
synonyms:
lax, lenient, permissive
antonyms:
strict
similar words:
forbearing, liberal, soft, sparing, tolerant
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derivation: indulgently (adv.)