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Synonyms of 'indulgent'

(adjective) 
Definition
kind or lenient, often to excess
His indulgent mother was willing to let him do what he wanted.
Synonyms
lenient
The Professor takes a slightly more lenient view.
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liberal
She is known to have liberal views on abortion and contraception.
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kind
He was a very kind man, full of common sense.
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kindly
He was a stern critic but an extremely kindly man.
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understanding
Her boss, who was very understanding, gave her time off.
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gentle
a quiet and gentle man who liked sports and enjoyed life
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tender
tender, loving care
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mild
He is a mild man, reasonable almost to the point of blandness.
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fond
She gave him a fond smile.
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tolerant
They need to be tolerant of different points of view.
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gratifying
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easy-going
They have a very easy-going attitude to life.
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permissive
Her parents are permissive and set few clear boundaries.
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Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of easy-going
Definition
relaxed in manner or attitude
They have a very easy-going attitude to life.
in the sense of fond
Definition
loving and affectionate
She gave him a fond smile.
in the sense of forbearing

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