Synonyms of indulgence
1 luxuryDictionary • The car is one of my few indulgences.
luxury • We never had money for little luxuries.
treat • He never failed to return without a special treat for them.
extravagance • Her only extravagance was shoes.
favour • I've come to ask for a favour.
privilege • She was born into a life of privilege.
2 leniencyDictionary • The king's indulgence towards his sons angered them.
leniency • The judge rejected pleas for leniency.
kindness • We have been treated with such kindness by everybody.
fondness • I've always had a fondness for jewels.
partiality • his partiality for junk food
3 intemperanceDictionary • Sadly, constant indulgence can be a costly affair.
excess • He had led a life of excess.
extravagance • the ridiculous extravagance of his claims
debauchery • The police were called to quell scenes of violence and debauchery.
dissipation • Her face was a revelation of age and dissipation.
overindulgence • His condition is the natural consequence of a lifetime's overindulgence.
profligacy • The country's main problem is fiscal profligacy.
4 gratificationDictionary • his indulgence of his gross appetites
gratification • the gratification of his every whim
satisfaction • She felt a small glow of satisfaction.
appeasement • the appeasement of terror
tolerance • his tolerance and understanding of diverse human nature
understanding • We would like to thank them for their patience and understanding.
patience • She lost her patience and shrieked, `Just shut up, will you?'
courtesy • If you're not coming, at least do me the courtesy of letting me know.
forbearance • a high degree of tolerance and forbearance
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• the appeasement of terror
• If you're not coming, at least do me the courtesy of letting me know.
debaucheryYou use debauchery to refer to the drinking of alcohol or to sexual activity if you disapprove of it or regard it as excessive.
• The police were called to quell scenes of violence and debauchery.
Thesaurus for indulgence from the Collins English Thesaurus
the act of indulging or state of being indulgent
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