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Definition of indulgent adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(usually disapproving) tending to allow someone to have or do whatever they want indulgent parents an indulgent smile Mothers tend to be less indulgent toward daughters. see also self-indulgent
  2. 2willing or too willing to ignore the weaknesses in someone or something synonym patient to take an indulgent view of something
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adverb to laugh indulgently
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: indulgent

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