self-indulgence


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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.
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.
If it had not been for the tempest of misfortunes that very soon burst over my head, all good impulses must have perished, and evil would have triumphed in the struggle that went on within me; enervating self-indulgence would have destroyed the body, as the detestable habits of egotism exhausted the springs of the soul.
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.
But for you I might sink into the grossest condition of self-indulgence and carelessness about the wants of others, from the mere habit of being constantly cared for myself, and having all my wants anticipated or immediately supplied, while left in total ignorance of what is done for me, - if Rose did not enlighten me now and then; and I should receive all your kindness as a matter of course, and never know how much I owe you.
He was aware of the danger of that strange self-indulgence.
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.
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.
Forgive the self-indulgence, but if I can't be self-indulgent to mark young Miss Robson's 18th, when can I be?
This VitaBella Hydrating Spa Treatment is bliss in a box, the perfect treat for a little bit of self-indulgence.
Ignoring the self-indulgence and awkward prose unavoidable in the genre, too long is spent dwelling on an adolescence that includes an abortive stint in seminary.
Now the new frontier is social media--which the Pope says carries the risk of self-indulgence, even if it offers "a great opportunity.
And that big lump of cheating self-indulgence, Ashton Kutcher.
It's all down to self-indulgence by gravy-train-riding MEPs.
At that time I realised that such self-indulgence in the face of the Thatcher onslaught could not be justified.