Adjective "self-indulgent" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Characterized by doing or tending to do exactly what one wants, especially when this involves pleasure or idleness.
  1. 'It seems a trifle self-indulgent to enjoy such esoteric pleasure in the midst of so much want.'
  2. 'What a message to us, with our extravagant, self-indulgent, hedonistic Western lifestyles.'
  3. 'This brings support to the idea that the consumption patterns of French-Canadians are more hedonistic and self-indulgent.'
  4. 'This norm encourages people to add a lot of extraneous self-indulgent stuff because they see the guests as a captive audience.'
  5. 'You are self-indulgent, and frequently too indulgent of others, as well.'
  6. 'Should I be congratulated for being a self-indulgent hedonist?'
  7. 'Americans are no more self-indulgent in their purchases of health care than they are in their purchases of appliances or cars.'
  8. 'From feminist separatists to hippy dropouts and self-indulgent hedonists, the movement soon fragmented.'
  9. 'Hedonistic, self-indulgent, voluptuous societies succumb to their enemies and go under.'
  10. 'Possibly, this sympathy could appear somewhat self-indulgent, or over-dramatic, if not actually absurdly histrionic.'
  11. 'these are not the usual self-indulgent actor's reminiscences'
  12. 'The new work is far more prolix, diffuse, and ultimately self-indulgent.'
  13. 'As much as I had hoped for a great farewell, their hour-and-a-half turned into an hour and a half of self-indulgent rock.'
  14. 'The end result is a body of pretty-looking, but increasingly empty and self-indulgent work.'



1. indulging one's own desires, passions, whims, etc., especially without restraint.

2. characterized by such indulgence.

More examples(as adjective)

"brothers can be self-indulgent to faults."

"people can be self-indulgent."

"habits can be self-indulgent."

"nonsenses can be self-indulgent."

"luxuries can be self-indulgent."

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