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In the meantime, he is an indulgent father. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is something rather indulgent about being able to lay outstretched in your kitchen. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The snobbery was in keeping with the times and provoked indulgent smiles. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)Have western parents become too indulgent? Times, Sunday Times (2011)Just for good measure, they throw her indulgent parents down there too. MAKING HAPPY PEOPLE (2005)The maître d' smiled like an indulgent uncle. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Although annoying, this habit is not so much a behavioural problem but rather one of indulgent ownership. Superdog! Action plans that work for a happy and well-behaved pet (1990)I looked at my father and he returned my look with an indulgent smile. No Way Home: A Cuban Dancer's Tale (2007)We are strongly advising that one indulgent treat is fine but you don't eat four or five packets. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The rest is rather indulgent. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He is an indulgent father. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And grant as an indulgent parent that we may hereafter continue to live a harmless and happy life and keep our self-respect. Christianity Today (2000)It is a rather indulgent affair that includes foie gras, smoked salmon, oysters and lobster. Times, Sunday Times (2006)On Blossom, another deserted daughter is similarly disgusted with her indulgent mother. Mothers who Leave (1994)The treatments were truly indulgent and there were complimentary towels and refreshments served while I chilled out in the superb facilities. The Sun (2013)For those who don't feel like it, there are also a few less healthy but indulgent choices. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If you're frying bacon, preserve the liquid left in the pan at the end for an indulgent treat. The Sun (2012)Since then they have enjoyed glittering success in road cycling so their return to the track for Sunday's championships finale feels like an indulgent treat. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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British English: indulgent ADJECTIVE
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.
Definition of indulgent from the Collins English Dictionary