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1. indulgence

noun. ['ˌɪnˈdʌldʒəns'] the remission by the pope of the temporal punishment in purgatory that is still due for sins even after absolution.

Synonyms

  • remittal
  • absolution
  • remission

Antonyms

  • defeat
  • lose
  • underdress
  • dress down

Etymology

  • indulgence (French)

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Words that Rhyme with Indulgence

  • abeyance
  • abhorrence
  • absence
  • abstinence
  • abundance
  • acceptance
  • acceptance
  • accordance
  • acquaintance
  • acquiescence
  • adherence
  • admittance
  • adolescence
  • adolescence
  • adriance
  • affluence
  • agence
  • allegiance
  • alliance
  • allowance

How do you pronounce indulgence?

Pronounce indulgence as ˌɪnˈdəlʤəns.

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Example sentences of the word indulgence


1. Noun, singular or mass
The day you turn 21 should be a day of indulgence and exhilaration.

Quotes containing the word indulgence


1. It was an indulgence, learning last words. Other people had chocolate; I had dying declarations.
- John Green, Looking for Alaska

2. self-indulgence

noun. excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence.

Synonyms

  • dissipation
  • looseness
  • indulging
  • indulgence
  • dissolution
  • jag
  • licentiousness
  • intemperateness
  • spree
  • profligacy
  • humoring
  • intemperance
  • pampering

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • tightness
  • immovability
  • immovableness

Etymology

  • indulgence (English)
  • indulgence (French)
  • self- (English)

3. self-indulgence

noun. an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires.

Synonyms

  • indulgence
  • luxury
  • undiscipline

Antonyms

  • fixedness
  • accuracy
  • restraint
  • unpermissiveness

Etymology

  • indulgence (English)
  • indulgence (French)
  • self- (English)

4. indulgence

noun. ['ˌɪnˈdʌldʒəns'] a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone.

Synonyms

  • leniency
  • softness
  • lenience
  • permissiveness

Antonyms

  • inactiveness
  • inaction
  • sanity
  • moderation

Etymology

  • indulgence (French)

5. indulgence

noun. ['ˌɪnˈdʌldʒəns'] an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires.

Synonyms

  • luxury
  • self-indulgence
  • undiscipline

Antonyms

  • necessary
  • emptiness
  • restraint
  • temperance

Etymology

  • indulgence (French)

6. indulgence

noun. ['ˌɪnˈdʌldʒəns'] foolish or senseless behavior.

Synonyms

  • frivolity
  • romp
  • clowning
  • harlequinade
  • prank
  • mishegoss
  • frolic
  • caper
  • folly
  • meshugaas
  • tomfoolery
  • mishegaas
  • play
  • craziness
  • buffoonery
  • lunacy
  • japery
  • foolery

Antonyms

  • intelligence
  • inactivity
  • overact
  • underact

Etymology

  • indulgence (French)

7. indulgence

noun. ['ˌɪnˈdʌldʒəns'] the act of indulging or gratifying a desire.

Synonyms

  • indulging
  • gratification
  • overindulgence
  • excess
  • intemperateness
  • orgy
  • binge
  • humoring
  • self-indulgence
  • intemperance
  • pampering

Antonyms

  • immovability
  • immovableness
  • refrain
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • indulgence (French)
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