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    indulgence

    indulgence - Dictionary definition and meaning for word indulgence

    Definition
    (noun) an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires
    Synonyms : self-indulgence
    Definition
    (noun) a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone
    Synonyms : lenience , leniency
    Example Sentence
    • too much indulgence spoils a child
    Definition
    (noun) the act of indulging or gratifying a desire
    Synonyms : humoring , indulging , pampering
    Definition
    (noun) foolish or senseless behavior
    Synonyms : craziness , folly , foolery , lunacy , tomfoolery
    Definition
    (noun) the remission by the pope of the temporal punishment in purgatory that is still due for sins even after absolution
    Example Sentence
    • in the Middle Ages the unrestricted sale of indulgences by pardoners became a widespread abuse
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