Indulgement vs Indulgent - What's the difference?

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Indulgement is a related term of indulgent.


As a noun indulgement

is (archaic) indulgence.

As an adjective indulgent is

disposed or prone to indulge, humor, gratify, or give way to one's own or another's desires, etc, or to be compliant, lenient, or forbearing; showing or ready to show favor; favorable; indisposed to be severe or harsh, or to exercise necessary restraint: as, an indulgent parent; to be indulgent to servants.

indulgement

English

Noun

  • (archaic) indulgence
  • (Wood)
    (Webster 1913)

    indulgent

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Disposed or prone to indulge, humor, gratify, or give way to one's own or another's desires, etc., or to be compliant, lenient, or forbearing; showing or ready to show favor; favorable; indisposed to be severe or harsh, or to exercise necessary restraint: as, an indulgent parent; to be indulgent to servants.
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  • *:An indulgent playmate, Grannie would lay aside the long scratchy-looking letter she was writing (heavily crossed ‘to save notepaper’) and enter into the delightful pastime of ‘a chicken from Mr Whiteley's’.
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    Synonyms

    * forbearing * gentle * lenient * tolerant

    Derived terms

    * indulgential * indulgently

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