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indulgent

adjective uk   /ɪnˈdʌl.dʒənt/ us  
allowing someone to have or do what they want, especially when this is not good for them: indulgent relatives an indulgent smile He had been a strict father but was indulgent to/towards his grandchildren.
indulgently
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
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