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. The indulgent censure of posterity. (Waller) The feeble old, indulgent of their ease. (Dryden)
Origin: L. Indulgens, -entis, p. Pr. Of indulgere: cf. F. Indulgent. See indulge.