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Synonyms for self-indulgence

Synonyms for self-indulgence

an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires

excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence

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I'm interested to hear you blame self-indulgence in others," retorted Philip acidly.
I begin to see now," she says, "ven it's too late, that if a married 'ooman vishes to be religious, she should begin vith dischargin' her dooties at home, and makin' them as is about her cheerful and happy, and that vile she goes to church, or chapel, or wot not, at all proper times, she should be wery careful not to con-wert this sort o' thing into a excuse for idleness or self-indulgence.
So that in the dark hints that David threw out at the Oyster Club about that life of Sultanic self-indulgence spent by him in the luxurious Indies, I really think he was doing himself a wrong; I believe he worked for his bread, and, in fact, took to cooking as, after all, the only department in which he could offer skilled labour.
Accordingly a large part of the nation, but particularly the Court, now plunged into an orgy of self-indulgence in which moral restraints almost ceased to be regarded.
The veil of self-indulgence was rent from head to foot.
Our new acquaintance had become involved in a vexatious difficulty with his pipe which had suddenly betrayed his trust and disappointed his anticipation of self-indulgence.
The sheer self-indulgence of it is breathtaking" Alistair Carmichael, the Liberal Democrat chief whip.
But his work has descended into insufferably exasperating exercises in self-indulgence, such as this film.
History has taught us that biopics in Bollywood can turn out to be an exercise in vanity and self-indulgence.
It's a bold move for a comic to release a semi-biographical memoir which offers such scientific detail - most of us expect such tomes to be fluffy, self-indulgence to gather column inches.
It's a bold move for a comic to memoir which offers such scientific detail - most of us expect such tomes to be fluffy, self-indulgence to gather column inches.
You cleanse the outside of cup and dish, but inside they are full of plunder and self-indulgence.
It may be right to exploit new resources in a controlled and careful way; but to do it carelessly, to drive ahead as if all difficulties had gone, is mere self-indulgence.
In-between the beginning and the end, there is an orgy of self-indulgence while Saint Laurent becomes a darling of the shallow, beautiful people.
This VitaBella Hydrating Spa Treatment is bliss in a box, the perfect treat for a little bit of self-indulgence.