Indulgent

  • 1 indulgent — indulgent, ente [ ɛ̃dylʒɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • v. 1530; lat. indulgens 1 ♦ Qui excuse, pardonne facilement. ⇒ bienveillant, 1. bon, clément, complaisant, généreux, patient; fam. 1. coulant. Un père, un maître, un critique indulgent. Être indulgent avec …

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  • 2 indulgent — indulgent, ente (in dul jan, jan t ) adj. 1°   Qui a de l indulgence, qui pardonne aisément. •   Indulgents à leurs femmes, VAUGELAS Q. C. 285. •   Sois lui plus indulgent [au prochain] et pour toi plus sévère, CORN. Imit. II, 3. •   Mais chacun… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 3 indulgent — INDULGÉNT, Ă, indulgenţi, te, adj. Care manifestă indulgenţă; care iartă uşor; iertător, îngăduitor, tolerant. – Din fr. indulgent, lat. indulgens, ntis. Trimis de valeriu, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  Indulgent ≠ exigent, riguros, sever,… …

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  • 4 indulgent — INDULGENT, [indulg]ente adj. Qui remet, qui excuse, qui pardonne aisément les fautes. Maistre, Prince, pere, Juge indulgent. il est trop indulgent, fort indulgent envers ses sujets, envers ses enfants, à ses sujets, à ses enfants, &c. indulgent à …

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  • 5 Indulgent — In*dul gent, a. [L. indulgens, entis, p. pr. of indulgere: cf. F. indulgent. See {Indulge}.] Prone to indulge; yielding to the wishes, humor, or appetites of those under one s care; compliant; not opposing or restraining; tolerant; mild;… …

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  • 6 indulgent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) readily indulging someone or overlooking their faults; tolerant or lenient. 2) self indulgent. DERIVATIVES indulgently adverb …

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  • 7 Indulgent — (lat.), nachsichtig, gütig …

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  • 8 indulgent — index addicted, benevolent, dissolute, gluttonous, intemperate, lenient, patient, permissive, philanthropi …

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  • 9 indulgent — indulgent:⇨nachsichtig(1) …

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  • 10 indulgent — (adj.) c.1500, from L. indulgentem (nom. indulgens), prp. of indulgere (see INDULGENCE (Cf. indulgence)). Related: Indulgently …

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  • 11 indulgent — lenient, *forbearing, tolerant, clement, merciful Analogous words: humoring, pampering (see INDULGE): forgiving, pardoning, condoning, excusing (see EXCUSE vb): benignant, benign, *kind, kindly: mild, gentle (see SOFT) Antonyms: strict Contrasted …

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  • 12 indulgent — [adj] lenient, giving able to live with*, big*, charitable, clement, compassionate, complaisant, compliant, considerate, easy, easygoing, favorable, fond, forbearing, gentle, going along with*, going easy on*, gratifying, kind, kindly, liberal,… …

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  • 13 indulgent — [in dul′jənt] adj. [L indulgens] indulging or inclined to indulge; kind or lenient, often to excess indulgently adv …

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  • 14 INDULGENT — ENTE. adj. Qui a de l indulgence, qui pardonne aisément les fautes, les défauts. Un maître indulgent. Un prince indulgent. Un père indulgent. Il est trop indulgent pour ses enfants, à ses enfants. Vous lui êtes trop indulgent. Être indulgent à… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 15 indulgent — indulgently, adv. /in dul jeuhnt/, adj. characterized by or showing indulgence; benignly lenient or permissive: an indulgent parent. [1500 10; < L indulgent (s. of indulgens), prp. of indulgere to INDULGE; see ENT] Syn. forbearing, easygoing,… …

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  • 16 indulgent — adjective /ɪnˈdʌlʤənt/ Disposed or prone to indulge, humor, gratify, or give way to ones own or anothers desires, etc., or to be compliant, lenient, or forbearing; showing or ready to show favor; …

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  • 17 indulgent — adj. indulgent towards * * * [ɪn dʌldʒ(ə)nt] indulgent towards …

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  • 18 indulgent — in|dul|gent [ ın dʌldʒənt ] adjective allowing someone to do or have what they want: indulgent parents a. treating someone with kindness, especially when you should be strict: an indulgent smile/glance ╾ in|dul|gent|ly adverb …

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  • 19 indulgent — [[t]ɪndʌ̱lʤ(ə)nt[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you are indulgent, you treat a person with special kindness, often in a way that is not good for them. His indulgent mother was willing to let him do anything he wanted. Derived words: indulgently ADV GRADED… …

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  • 20 indulgent — UK [ɪnˈdʌldʒ(ə)nt] / US [ɪnˈdʌldʒənt] adjective a) allowing someone to do or have what they want indulgent parents b) treating someone with kindness, especially when you should be strict an indulgent smile/glance Derived word: indulgently adverb …

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