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English definition of “indulgent”

indulgent

adjective     /ɪnˈdʌl.dʒənt/
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 .Causing pleasure indulgently     /-li/ adverb Causing pleasure
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