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English definition of “indulgence”

indulgence

noun     /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. → See also self-indulgence (self-indulgent)Pleasure and happiness [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.Treating someone well
(Definition of indulgence noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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