- Word Combinations (adjective)
|part of speech:
||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 couldn't bear to see us unhappy.I felt him to be indulgent of his own mistakes while being critical of mine.
- lax, lenient, permissive
- similar words:
- forbearing, liberal, soft, sparing, tolerant
||charitable, complaisant, easy, gracious, merciful