In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(smile/attitude/person) indulgenteto be indulgent toward / with sb — ser indulgente con algn
- you shouldn't be so indulgent with them — no deberías consentirlos tanto / ser tan indulgente con ellos
- There are still people who would go for a cool understated chic, and in our time of personally indulgent dressing this is probably the time to do it.
- Grandparents tend to be more indulgent of grandchildren than the parents themselves.
- What happened here was sloppy practice, based on an indulgent approach towards both drug-taking and rule-breaking.
- I would ask for your forgiveness if I felt I had been indulgent here, but I don't.
- She skipped happily out of the waiting room and I watched her with an indulgent smile, one I usually save for the parents of small children.
- Our parents were usually indulgent, and confident about themselves.
- Perhaps one could say that it was much more liberal, to the point of indulgent.
- Also, by setting myself deadlines and being much harsher on myself and less indulgent, I was able to really push through to a tangible finish line.
- So just why are we so indulgent toward those anything-goes plays?
- The personality is trusting and trustworthy, indulgent and generous to itself and others.
- His demeanor suddenly changed from gentle, indulgent parent, to barking hellion.
- Physical punishment is administered, although parents tend to be indulgent with young children.
- It's easy to become an indulgent parent, letting examples of disrespect slide.
- Parents, most of whom have so far been very indulgent about the cola-swigging habit of their offspring, have been forced to sit up and take note.
- They see it as either indulgent (weak and hence immoral) or as patronizing.
- Yes, indulgent parents, there is now such a thing as ‘pampered child syndrome’.
- She gave me the look of an indulgent parent and then we moved on.
- I hate to say this but I think older parents can be very, very indulgent.
- Ma Jacobs spoke again, but this time her voice deceptively soft and indulgent.
- The mere thought of bringing up 10 children is likely to strike fear into even the most indulgent and energetic parent.
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