Antonyms of adj indulgent

3 senses of indulgent

Sense 1
indulgent (vs. nonindulgent) -- (characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone ; "indulgent grandparents")

nonindulgent (vs. indulgent), strict -- (characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint)
        => austere, stern -- (of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect; "an austere expression"; "a stern face")
        => blue (prenominal), puritanic, puritanical -- (morally rigorous and strict; "the puritan work ethic"; "puritanic distaste for alcohol"; "she was anything but puritanical in her behavior")
        => corrective, disciplinary, disciplinal -- (designed to promote discipline; "the teacher's action was corrective rather than instructional"; "disciplinal measures"; "the mother was stern and disciplinary")
        => monkish -- (befitting a monk; inclined to self-denial)
        => renunciant, renunciative, self-abnegating, self-denying -- (used especially of behavior)
        => self-disciplined, self-restraining -- (used of nonindulgent persons)
        => severe, spartan -- (unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment; "a parent severe to the pitch of hostility"- H.G.Wells; "a hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien"; "a strict disciplinarian"; "a Spartan upbringing")

Sense 2
indulgent, lenient, soft -- (tolerant or lenient; "indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"; "too soft on the children"; "they are soft on crime")

INDIRECT (VIA permissive) -> unpermissive -- (not inclined to grant permission; severe in discipline)

Sense 3
indulgent -- (being favorably inclined; "an indulgent attitude")

INDIRECT (VIA favorable) -> unfavorable, unfavourable -- (not encouraging or approving or pleasing; "unfavorable conditions"; "an unfavorable comparison"; "unfavorable comments", "unfavorable impression")

Similarity of adj indulgent

3 senses of indulgent

Sense 1
indulgent (vs. nonindulgent) -- (characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone ; "indulgent grandparents")
       => decadent, effete -- (marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay; "a decadent life of excessive money and no sense of responsibility"; "a group of effete self-professed intellectuals")
       => dissipated, betting, card-playing, sporting -- (preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance; "led a dissipated life"; "a betting man"; "a card-playing son of a bitch"; "a gambling fool"; "sporting gents and their ladies")
       => epicurean, luxurious, luxuriant, sybaritic, voluptuary, voluptuous -- (displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses; "an epicurean banquet"; "enjoyed a luxurious suite with a crystal chandelier and thick oriental rugs"; "Lucullus spent the remainder of his days in voluptuous magnificence"; "a chinchilla robe of sybaritic lavishness")
       => gay -- (given to social pleasures often including dissipation; "led a gay Bohemian life"; "a gay old rogue with an eye for the ladies")
       => hedonic, hedonistic, epicurean -- (devoted to pleasure; "a hedonic thrill"; "lives of unending hedonistic delight"; "epicurean pleasures")
       => intemperate, hard, heavy -- (given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors; "a hard drinker")
       => overindulgent -- (excessively indulgent)
       => pampering (prenominal) -- (gratifying tastes, appetites, or desires; "pampering parents often have spoilt children"; "a very pampering cruise experience")
       => self-indulgent -- (indulgent of your own appetites and desires; "a self-indulgent...way of looking at life"- Havelock Ellis)
          Also See-> gluttonous#1

Sense 2
indulgent, lenient, soft -- (tolerant or lenient; "indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"; "too soft on the children"; "they are soft on crime")
       => permissive (vs. unpermissive) -- (granting or inclined or able to grant permission; not strict in discipline; "direct primary legislation is largely permissive rather than prescriptive"; "permissive parents")

Sense 3
indulgent -- (being favorably inclined; "an indulgent attitude")
       => favorable (vs. unfavorable), favourable -- (encouraging or approving or pleasing; "a favorable reply"; "he received a favorable rating"; "listened with a favorable ear"; "made a favorable impression")

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