2. [syn: indulgent, lenient, soft]
3. being favorably inclined;
- Example: "an indulgent attitude"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Indulgent \In*dul"gent\, a. [L. indulgens, -entis, p. pr. of
indulgere: cf. F. indulgent. See Indulge.]
Prone to indulge; yielding to the wishes, humor, or appetites
of those under one's care; compliant; not opposing or
restraining; tolerant; mild; favorable; not severe; as, an
indulgent parent. --Shak.
The indulgent censure of posterity. --Waller.
The feeble old, indulgent of their ease. --Dryden.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of
someone ; "indulgent grandparents" [ant: nonindulgent,
2: tolerant or lenient; "indulgent parents risk spoiling their
children"; "too soft on the children"; "they are soft on
crime" [syn: indulgent, lenient, soft]
3: being favorably inclined; "an indulgent attitude"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
104 Moby Thesaurus words for "indulgent":
Spartan, accepting, accommodating, accommodative, admissive,
affable, agreeable, allowing, amiable, armed with patience,
attentive, benevolent, benign, benignant, bibulous, broad-minded,
charitable, clement, complaisant, compliant, consenting,
considerate, cosseting, crapulent, crapulous, decent, delicate,
disciplined, easy, easygoing, endurant, enduring, excessive,
excusing, extravagant, extreme, forbearant, forbearing, forgiving,
freethinking, generous, gluttonous, gracious, heedful, helpful,
immoderate, incontinent, inordinate, intemperate, kind, kindly,
latitudinarian, lax, lenient, liberal, libertarian, libertine,
long-suffering, longanimous, magnanimous, merciful, mindful,
mindful of others, nonprohibitive, obliging, open-minded,
overindulgent, overindulging, overpermissive, pampering, patient,
patient as Job, permissive, permitting, persevering, philosophical,
prodigal, regardful, relaxed, self-controlled, self-indulgent,
solicitous, stoic, suffering, swinish, tactful, thoughtful,
tolerant, tolerating, tolerative, too much, unbigoted, unbridled,
unconstrained, uncontrolled, understanding, undisciplined,
unfrugal, unlimited, unmeasured, unprohibitive, unrestrained,