|1.||[ noun ] the act of indulging or gratifying a desire|
|Synonyms:||pampering humoring pleasing indulging|
|Related terms:||gratification orgy intemperance overindulgence humor gratify pamper indulge|
|2.||[ noun ] a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone|
"too much indulgence spoils a child"
|Related terms:||permissiveness softness gratify|
|3.||[ noun ] an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires|
|Related terms:||indiscipline luxury indulge|
|4.||[ noun ] (religion,Christianity) the remission by the pope of the temporal punishment in purgatory that is still due for sins even after absolution|
"in the Middle Ages the unrestricted sale of indulgences by pardoners became a widespread abuse"
|Related terms:||absolution Roman_Catholic|
|5.||[ noun ] foolish or senseless behavior|
|Synonyms:||foolery tomfoolery craziness lunacy folly|
|Related terms:||play buffoonery meshugaas horse_around|