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indulgence

 
Noun indulgence has 5 senses
  1. indulgence, self-indulgence - an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires
    --1 is a kind of indiscipline, undiscipline
    --1 has particulars: luxury
    Derived form: verb indulge3
  2. indulgence, lenience, leniency - a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone; "too much indulgence spoils a child"
    --2 is a kind of permissiveness, tolerance
    --2 has particulars: softness
    Derived form: verb indulge2
  3. indulgence, indulging, pampering, humoring - the act of indulging or gratifying a desire
    --3 is a kind of gratification
    --3 has particulars:
     intemperance, intemperateness, self-indulgence; overindulgence, excess; orgy, binge, splurge
    Derived forms: verb indulge1, verb indulge4
  4. folly, foolery, tomfoolery, craziness, lunacy, indulgence - foolish or senseless behavior
    --4 is a kind of play, frolic, romp, gambol, caper
    --4 has particulars:
     meshugaas, mishegaas, mishegoss; buffoonery, clowning, frivolity, harlequinade, prank
  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"
    --5 is a kind of
    absolution, remission, remittal, remission of sin
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