Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun indulgence

5 senses of indulgence

Sense 1
indulgence, self-indulgence -- (an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires)
       => indiscipline, undiscipline -- (the trait of lacking discipline)

Sense 2
indulgence, lenience, leniency -- (a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone; "too much indulgence spoils a child")
       => permissiveness, tolerance -- (a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior)

Sense 3
indulgence, indulging, pampering, humoring -- (the act of indulging or gratifying a desire)
       => gratification -- (the act or an instance of satisfying)

Sense 4
folly, foolery, tomfoolery, craziness, lunacy, indulgence -- (foolish or senseless behavior)
       => play, frolic, romp, gambol, caper -- (gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement; "it was all done in play"; "their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly")

Sense 5
indulgence -- (the remission by the pope of the temporal punishment in purgatory that is still due for sins even after absolution; "in the Middle Ages the unrestricted sale of indulgences by pardoners became a widespread abuse")
       => absolution, remission, remittal, remission of sin -- (the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance)

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