Meaning of “indulgent” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective uk us /ɪnˈdʌldʒənt/

If you are indulgent to someone, you give them anything they want and do not mind if they behave badly:

an indulgent father
indulgently adverb

She smiled indulgently at her son.
→ See also self-indulgent

(Definition of “indulgent” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)