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indulgent

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The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides, and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
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English

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ɪnˈdʌlʤənt/, SAMPA: /In"dVldZ@nt/

Adjective

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  1. 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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References

  • "indulgent" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

French

Adjective

indulgent

  1. lenient (tolerant; not strict)


This French entry was created from the translations listed at lenient. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see indulgent in the French Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) June 2008

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