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Wordnet 3.0


1. characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone ;
- Example: "indulgent grandparents"

2. tolerant or lenient;
- Example: "indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"
- Example: "too soft on the children"
- Example: "they are soft on crime"
[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. [1913 Webster] The indulgent censure of posterity. --Waller. [1913 Webster] The feeble old, indulgent of their ease. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

indulgent adj 1: characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone ; "indulgent grandparents" [ant: nonindulgent, strict] 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, unthrifty, well-disposed