indulgence

noun
1 having whatever you want
ADJECTIVE
excessive
pure, sheer

guilty of sheer indulgence

personal
sexual
PREPOSITION
indulgence in

She allowed herself only a few moments' indulgence in self-pity.

PHRASES
a life of indulgence
2 sth you allow yourself
ADJECTIVE
private
small
occasional
VERB + INDULGENCE
allow yourself

As a relief from work she allowed herself a few small indulgences.

3 acceptance of change to the normal way of doing sth
VERB + INDULGENCE
ask, beg, crave, request, seek

He begged the audience's indulgence to read some passages from his latest book.

grant

He attacked the indulgence granted to religious dissenters.


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  • indulgence — [ ɛ̃dylʒɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1190 sens 2; lat. indulgentia « bonté », puis « remise d une peine » 1 ♦ (1564) Facilité à excuser, à pardonner. ⇒ bienveillance, bonté, charité, clémence, compréhension, générosité, humanité, longanimité, mansuétude,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • indulgence — Indulgence. s. f. Bonté & facilité à excuser & pardonner les fautes. Grande indulgence, user d indulgence. avoir de l indulgence pour une personne, trop d indulgence. son indulgence fut cause, &c. Il signifie aussi, Cette remission des peines que …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • indulgence — (n.) mid 14c., freeing from temporal punishment for sin, from O.Fr. indulgence or directly from L. indulgentia complaisance, fondness, remission, from indulgentem (nom. indulgens) indulgent, kind, tender, fond, prp. of indulgere be kind, yield,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Indulgence — In*dul gence, n. [L. indulgentia: cf. F. indulgence.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of indulging or humoring; the quality of being indulgent; forbearance of restrain or control. [1913 Webster] If I were a judge, that word indulgence should never… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indulgence — In*dul gence, v. t. To grant an indulgence to. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indulgence — [in dul′jəns] n. [OFr < L indulgentia] 1. an indulging or being indulgent 2. a thing indulged in 3. the act of indulging oneself, or giving way to one s own desires 4. a favor or privilege 5. Business an extension of time to make payment on a… …   English World dictionary

  • indulgence — I noun accordance, acquiescence, allowance, approval, benevolence, benignltas, clearance, clemency, compassion, favor, forgiveness, generosity, generousness, grant, gratification, gratification of desire, humoring, inabstinence, Indulgentia,… …   Law dictionary

  • indulgence — forbearance, tolerance, clemency, mercifulness, leniency (see under FORBEARING) Analogous words: *mercy, charity, lenity, grace: kindness, benignancy or benignity, benignness, kindliness (see corresponding adjectives at KIND): mildness,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • indulgence — [n] luxury; gratification allowance, appeasement, attention, babying*, coddling*, courtesy, endurance, excess, extravagance, favor, favoring, fondling, fondness, forbearance, fulfillment, goodwill, gratifying, hedonism, immoderation, intemperance …   New thesaurus

  • indulgence — Indulgence, Est trop grand bandon et licence qu on donne aucunesfois aux jeunes gens, Indulgentia. Indulgences, Veniae …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • indulgence — ► NOUN 1) the action or fact of indulging. 2) a thing that is indulged in; a luxury. 3) the state or attitude of being indulgent or tolerant. 4) an extension of the time in which a bill or debt has to be paid. 5) chiefly historical (in the Roman… …   English terms dictionary

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