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Meaning & Definition of Indulgence in English

English

Indulgence

/ɪndəlʤəns/

noun

1. An inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires

    synonym:
  • indulgence
  • ,
  • self-indulgence

2. A disposition to yield to the wishes of someone

  • "Too much indulgence spoils a child"
    synonym:
  • indulgence
  • ,
  • lenience
  • ,
  • leniency

3. The act of indulging or gratifying a desire

    synonym:
  • indulgence
  • ,
  • indulging
  • ,
  • pampering
  • ,
  • humoring

4. Foolish or senseless behavior

    synonym:
  • folly
  • ,
  • foolery
  • ,
  • tomfoolery
  • ,
  • craziness
  • ,
  • lunacy
  • ,
  • indulgence

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • indulgence