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indulgencenoun

uk   /ɪnˈdʌl.dʒəns/  us   /ɪnˈdʌl.dʒəns/
[C or U] an occasion when you allow someone or yourself to have something enjoyable, especially more than is good for you: Chocolate is my only indulgence. All the pleasures and indulgences of the weekend are over, and I must get down to some serious hard work. His health suffered from over-indulgence in (= too much) rich food and drink.
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[U] an occasion when you allow or do not mind someone's failure or bad behaviour: My inability to do needlework was treated with surprising indulgence by my teacher.
(Definition of indulgence from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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indulgencenoun [C/U]

 us   /ɪnˈdʌl·dʒəns/
the attitude of allowing yourself or someone else to have something enjoyable, or the act of having something enjoyable: [U] Heavy indulgence in fatty foods should be avoided. [C] I do not much like self-quotation, but I shall ask your indulgence.
(Definition of indulgence from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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