Definition of indulgently adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪnˈdʌldʒəntli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʌldʒəntli//
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  1. 1(usually disapproving) in a way that allows somebody to have or do whatever they want to laugh indulgently
  2. 2in a way that shows you are willing or too willing to ignore the weaknesses in somebody/something Ideas that were viewed indulgently in 1997 are unacceptable to the public now.