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
Synonyms: leniency lenience

"too much indulgence spoils a child"

Related terms: permissiveness softness gratify
3. [ noun ] an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires
Synonyms: self-indulgence
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
Similar spelling:   indulge