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  Definition of Indulgence
  1. the remission by the pope of the temporal punishment in purgatory that is still due for sins even after absolution; "in the Middle Ages the unrestricted sale of indulgences by pardoners became a widespread abuse"
  2. foolish or senseless behavior
  3. the act of indulging or gratifying a desire
  4. a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone; "too much indulgence spoils a child"
  5. an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires
Similar Words: folly, foolery, tomfoolery, craziness, lunacy, indulging, pampering, humoring, lenience, leniency, self-indulgence

 

Hyponyms: meshugaas, mishegaas, mishegoss, buffoonery, clowning, frivolity, harlequinade, prank, intemperance, intemperateness, self-indulgence, overindulgence, excess, orgy, binge, splurge, softness, luxury

 

Derivational Morphology: horse around, arse around, fool around, fool, humor, humour, pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulge, gratify, pander, luxuriate

 

 
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