self-indulgence
noun Date: 1711 excessive or unrestrained gratification of one's own appetites, desires, or whims • self-indulgent adjectiveself-indulgently adverb

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  • self-indulgence — [self′in dul′jəns] n. indulgence of one s own desires, impulses, etc. self indulgent adj. * * * self in·dul·gence (sĕlf ĭn dŭlʹjəns) n. Excessive indulgence of one s own appetites and desires.   self in·dulʹgent adj. self in·dulʹgent·ly adv. * *… …   Universalium

  • self-indulgence — 1753, from SELF (Cf. self) + INDULGENCE (Cf. indulgence) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Self-indulgence — Self in*dul gence, n. Indulgence of one s appetites, desires, or inclinations; the opposite of {self restraint}, and {self denial}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-indulgence — self indulgences N VAR Self indulgence is the act of allowing yourself to have or do the things that you enjoy very much. He prayed to be saved from self indulgence... Going to the movies in the afternoon is one of my big self indulgences …   English dictionary

  • self-indulgence — [self′in dul′jəns] n. indulgence of one s own desires, impulses, etc. self indulgent adj …   English World dictionary

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

  • self-indulgence — noun (singular, uncountable) the act of allowing yourself to have or do something that you enjoy but do not need: My one self indulgence is expensive coffee …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-indulgence — self in dulgence noun uncount the practice of allowing yourself to have or do something special that you like very much, often something you should not have or do …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • self-indulgence — noun 1. an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑indulgence • Derivationally related forms: ↑self indulgent, ↑indulge (for: ↑indulgence) …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-indulgence — Synonyms and related words: acquisitiveness, amusement, animal pleasure, autism, bodily pleasure, careerism, carnal delight, comfort, content, contentment, coziness, crapulence, crapulency, crapulousness, creature comforts, drunkenness, ease, ego …   Moby Thesaurus

  • self-indulgence — noun Excessive or immoderate indulgence of ones own personal desires and needs above all others. See Also: self indulgent …   Wiktionary

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