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1‘he squandered his money on the indulgence of all his desires’
satisfaction, satisfying, gratification, gratifying, fulfilment, fulfilling, satiation, appeasement, assuagement, quenching, slaking
2‘he took exercise as an antidote to excess indulgence’
self-gratification, self-indulgence, overindulgence, overconsumption, intemperance, immoderation, immoderateness, dissipation, dissolution, dissoluteness, debauchery, excess, excessiveness, lack of restraint, prodigality, extravagance, decadence, pleasure-seeking, wantonness, lack of self-control
3‘they viewed holidays abroad as an indulgence’
extravagance, luxury, treat, comfort, non-essential, extra, frill
4‘her indulgence left him spoilt’
pampering, coddling, mollycoddling, cosseting, babying, mothering, nannying
spoiling, humouring, catering to someone's every whim
5‘his parents view his lapses with indulgence’
tolerance, forbearance, humanity, compassion, kindness, understanding, sympathy, liberalness, liberality, forgiveness, leniency, lenience, clemency, mercy, mercifulness
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