Synonyms of indulgence


1. indulgence, self-indulgence, indiscipline, undiscipline

usage: an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires

2. indulgence, lenience, leniency, permissiveness, tolerance

usage: a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone; "too much indulgence spoils a child"

3. indulgence, indulging, pampering, humoring, gratification

usage: the act of indulging or gratifying a desire

4. folly, foolery, tomfoolery, craziness, lunacy, indulgence, play, frolic, romp, gambol, caper

usage: foolish or senseless behavior

5. indulgence, absolution, remission, remittal, remission of sin

usage: 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"

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Definition and meaning of indulgence (Dictionary)