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 for indulgent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Indulgent \In*dul"gent\, a. [L. indulgens, -entis, p. pr. of
     indulgere: cf. F. indulgent. See Indulge.]
     Prone to indulge; yielding to the wishes, humor, or appetites
     of those under one's care; compliant; not opposing or
     restraining; tolerant; mild; favorable; not severe; as, an
     indulgent parent. --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]
           The indulgent censure of posterity.      --Waller.
     [1913 Webster]
           The feeble old, indulgent of their ease. --Dryden.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of
             someone ; "indulgent grandparents" [ant: nonindulgent,
      2: tolerant or lenient; "indulgent parents risk spoiling their
         children"; "too soft on the children"; "they are soft on
         crime" [syn: indulgent, lenient, soft]
      3: being favorably inclined; "an indulgent attitude"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  104 Moby Thesaurus words for "indulgent":
     Spartan, accepting, accommodating, accommodative, admissive,
     affable, agreeable, allowing, amiable, armed with patience,
     attentive, benevolent, benign, benignant, bibulous, broad-minded,
     charitable, clement, complaisant, compliant, consenting,
     considerate, cosseting, crapulent, crapulous, decent, delicate,
     disciplined, easy, easygoing, endurant, enduring, excessive,
     excusing, extravagant, extreme, forbearant, forbearing, forgiving,
     freethinking, generous, gluttonous, gracious, heedful, helpful,
     immoderate, incontinent, inordinate, intemperate, kind, kindly,
     latitudinarian, lax, lenient, liberal, libertarian, libertine,
     long-suffering, longanimous, magnanimous, merciful, mindful,
     mindful of others, nonprohibitive, obliging, open-minded,
     overindulgent, overindulging, overpermissive, pampering, patient,
     patient as Job, permissive, permitting, persevering, philosophical,
     prodigal, regardful, relaxed, self-controlled, self-indulgent,
     solicitous, stoic, suffering, swinish, tactful, thoughtful,
     tolerant, tolerating, tolerative, too much, unbigoted, unbridled,
     unconstrained, uncontrolled, understanding, undisciplined,
     unfrugal, unlimited, unmeasured, unprohibitive, unrestrained,
     unthrifty, well-disposed

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