Synonyms for indulgence

Synonyms for (noun) indulgence

Synonyms: indulgence

Definition: the remission by the pope of the temporal punishment in purgatory that is still due for sins even after absolution

Usage: in the Middle Ages the unrestricted sale of indulgences by pardoners became a widespread abuse

Similar words: absolution, remission, remission of sin, remittal

Definition: the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance


Synonyms: tomfoolery, craziness, lunacy, folly, foolery, indulgence

Definition: foolish or senseless behavior

Similar words: caper, frolic, gambol, romp, play

Definition: gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement

Usage: it was all done in play; their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly


Synonyms: indulgence, indulging, humoring, pampering

Definition: the act of indulging or gratifying a desire

Similar words: gratification

Definition: the act or an instance of satisfying


Synonyms: lenience, leniency, indulgence

Definition: a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone

Usage: too much indulgence spoils a child

Similar words: permissiveness, tolerance

Definition: a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior


Synonyms: indulgence, self-indulgence

Definition: an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires

Similar words: undiscipline, indiscipline

Definition: the trait of lacking discipline