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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.
Good students resented the more indulgent teachers.Grandma was indulgent with us because she loved to see us enjoying ourselves.
synonyms:
lax, lenient, permissive
antonyms:
strict
similar words:
forbearing, liberal, soft, sparing, tolerant
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derivation: indulgently (adv.)