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The act by which somebody is pampered.
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  1. The act by which somebody is pampered.
The act or practice of amorously embracing, kissing, and caressing one's partner.
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  1. The act or practice of amorously embracing, kissing, and caressing one's partner.
1847, Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights, Vol. I, ch. 10:
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  1. 1847, Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights, Vol. I, ch. 10:
  2. A pet or person who is fondled; someone who is much loved.
Sense of satisfaction, as in the phrase "to my pleasing."
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  1. Sense of satisfaction, as in the phrase "to my pleasing."
The act of one who kowtows; a submissive bow.
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A portion of a decedent’s estate awarded by statute to the decedent’s survivors for support during the administration of the estate, regardless of whether they have any rights to the estate or any testamentary disposition or competing claims to the estate. If statutorily available is only to the surviving spouse, it is known as a spousal (or widow’s or widower’s) allowance. If statutorily available is to surviving spouse, children, or parents, it is known as a family allowance. See also elective share.
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  1. A portion of a decedent’s estate awarded by statute to the decedent’s survivors for support during the administration of the estate, regardless of whether they have any rights to the estate or any testamentary disposition or competing claims to the estate. If statutorily available is only to the surviving spouse, it is known as a spousal (or widow’s or widower’s) allowance. If statutorily available is to surviving spouse, children, or parents, it is known as a family allowance. See also elective share.
  2. A small amount of money regularly given to a child, often as payment for household chores.
  3. The act of allowing, permitting, admitting, etc.
Leniency.
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  1. Leniency.
  2. (Uncountable) Leniency: mercy or forgiveness in the assignment of punishment.
  3. (Countable) A leniency: a specific act or instance of leniency.
Tolerance with respect to the actions and beliefs of others.
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  1. Tolerance with respect to the actions and beliefs of others.
  2. Official recognition of the rights of individuals and groups to hold dissenting opinions, especially on religion.
  3. Tolerance; esp., freedom to hold religious views that differ from the established ones
A dissolute course of life, in which health, money, etc., are squandered in pursuit of pleasure; profuseness in vicious indulgence, as late hours, riotous living, etc.; dissoluteness.
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  1. A dissolute course of life, in which health, money, etc., are squandered in pursuit of pleasure; profuseness in vicious indulgence, as late hours, riotous living, etc.; dissoluteness.
  2. A trifle which wastes time or distracts attention.
  3. A wasting or squandering
Excessive drinking of alcoholic liquor
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  1. Excessive drinking of alcoholic liquor
  2. Lack of temperance, as in the indulgence of an appetite or a passion.
  3. Excessive use of alcoholic beverages.
Excessive indulgence
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  1. Excessive indulgence
  2. An act of overindulging; indulgence in too much; pleasure or consumption taken in excess of what is satisfying or necessary.
The use and enjoyment of the best and most costly things that offer the most physical comfort and satisfaction
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  1. The use and enjoyment of the best and most costly things that offer the most physical comfort and satisfaction
  2. The unusual intellectual or emotional pleasure or comfort derived from some specified thing
  3. Something that is not essential but provides pleasure and comfort:
An unusable or unwanted substance or material, such as a waste product.
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  1. An unusable or unwanted substance or material, such as a waste product.
  2. A wasting or being wasted
  3. The act or an instance of wasting or the condition of being wasted:
Excessive indulgence of one's own appetites and desires.
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  1. Excessive indulgence of one's own appetites and desires.
  2. Indulgence of one's own desires, impulses, etc.
  3. Excessive or immoderate indulgence of one's own personal desires and needs above all others.
(Psychology) The doctrine holding that behavior is motivated by the desire for pleasure and the avoidance of pain.
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  1. (Psychology) The doctrine holding that behavior is motivated by the desire for pleasure and the avoidance of pain.
  2. (Psychol.) The theory that a person always acts in such a way as to seek pleasure and avoid pain
  3. (Philos.) The ethical doctrine that pleasure, variously conceived of in terms of happiness of the individual or of society, is the principal good and the proper aim of action
  1. Self-satisfaction
  2. The act of giving oneself pleasure or of satisfying one's own desires.
Lavish or sensual self-indulgence
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  1. Lavish or sensual self-indulgence
  2. A literary movement especially of late 19th-century France and England characterized by refined aestheticism, artifice, and the quest for new sensations.
  3. A process, condition, or period of deterioration or decline, as in morals or art; decay.
A small decorative gift given to each guest at a party.
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  1. A small decorative gift given to each guest at a party.
  2. A state of being held in such regard:
  3. Friendly or favorable regard; approval or support:
An act or gesture that helps another person; a favor.
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  1. An act or gesture that helps another person; a favor.
  2. (Idiomatic) A good deed; a thoughtful or selfless act.
Beauty or charm of form, composition, movement, or expression
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  1. Beauty or charm of form, composition, movement, or expression
  2. The condition of a person brought to God's favor through this influence
  3. A special virtue, gift, or help given to a person by God
(Archaic) Kind feeling; affection; goodwill
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  1. (Archaic) Kind feeling; affection; goodwill
  2. A kind act or kindly treatment
  3. The state, quality, or habit of being kind
A department or branch of a hospital staff that provides specified patient care:
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  1. A department or branch of a hospital staff that provides specified patient care:
  2. A religious rite or formal ceremony:
  3. An answering service.
Any public performance, bazaar, dance, etc. the proceeds of which are to help a certain person, group, or cause
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  1. Any public performance, bazaar, dance, etc. the proceeds of which are to help a certain person, group, or cause
  2. A payment made by a government agency or insurance company to qualifying persons in time of need:
  3. Fringe benefit
(Uncountable) The quality of being charitable.
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  1. (Uncountable) The quality of being charitable.
  2. (Rare, countable) A particular kind or instance of this quality.
The feeling of goodwill; benevolence
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  1. The feeling of goodwill; benevolence
  2. An institution, organization, or fund established to help the needy.
  3. A welfare institution, organization, or fund
A refraining from the enforcement of something (as a debt, right, or obligation) that is due.
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  1. A refraining from the enforcement of something (as a debt, right, or obligation) that is due.
  2. The act of forbearing
  3. (Law) The act of giving a debtor more time to pay rather than immediately enforcing a debt that is due.
Leniency.
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  1. Leniency.
  2. (Uncountable) Leniency: mercy or forgiveness in the assignment of punishment.
  3. (Countable) A leniency: a specific act or instance of leniency.
Lenient treatment, as in disciplining or sentencing
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  1. Lenient treatment, as in disciplining or sentencing
  2. The condition or quality of being lenient.
  3. A lenient act.
Diminution in the physiological response to a drug that occurs after continued use, necessitating larger doses to produce a given response.
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  1. Diminution in the physiological response to a drug that occurs after continued use, necessitating larger doses to produce a given response.
  2. The capacity for or the practice of recognizing and respecting the beliefs or practices of others.
  3. Freedom from bigotry or prejudice
Tolerance with respect to the actions and beliefs of others.
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  1. Tolerance with respect to the actions and beliefs of others.
  2. Official recognition of the rights of individuals and groups to hold dissenting opinions, especially on religion.
  3. Tolerance; esp., freedom to hold religious views that differ from the established ones
Find another word for indulgence. In this page you can discover 53 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for indulgence, like: coddling, pampering, petting, overweening attention, fondling, babying, spoiling, placating, pleasing, toadying and favoring.