adj. indulging or tending to indulge oneself in pleasure, idleness, etc.
self-indulgence n. self-indulgently adv.

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ˌself-inˈdulgent [self-indulgence self-indulgent] adjective (disapproving)
allowing yourself to have or do things that you like, especially when you do this too much or too often

a self-indulgent lifestyle

She writes a tedious and self-indulgent column for a Sunday paper.

Derived Word:self-indulgence

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  • Self-indulgent — Self in*dul gent, a. Indulging one s appetites, desires, etc., freely. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-indulgent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ indulging or tending to indulge one s desires. DERIVATIVES self indulgence noun …   English terms dictionary

  • self-indulgent — ADJ GRADED If you say that someone is self indulgent, you mean that they allow themselves to have or do the things that they enjoy very much. Why give publicity to this self indulgent, adolescent oaf?... To buy flowers for myself seems wildly… …   English dictionary

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  • self-indulgent — self in dulgent adjective allowing yourself to have or do something special that you like very much, often something you should not have or do ╾ ,self in dulgently adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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