If you say that someone is self-indulgent, you mean that they allow themselves to have or do the things that they enjoy very much.

Why give publicity to this self-indulgent, adolescent oaf?...

To buy flowers for myself seems wildly self-indulgent.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • self-indulgent — also self indulgent, 1791, from SELF (Cf. self) + INDULGENT (Cf. indulgent). Related: Self indulgently …   Etymology dictionary

  • self-indulgent — self in dulgent adj allowing yourself to have or do things that you enjoy but do not need, especially if you do this too often used to show disapproval ▪ It feels self indulgent spending so much on a pair of shoes. self indulgent novel/film etc ( …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Self-indulgent — Self in*dul gent, a. Indulging one s appetites, desires, etc., freely. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-indulgent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ indulging or tending to indulge one s desires. DERIVATIVES self indulgence noun …   English terms dictionary

  • self-indulgent — adj. indulging or tending to indulge oneself in pleasure, idleness, etc. Derivatives: self indulgence n. self indulgently adv. * * * ˌself inˈdulgent [self indulgence self indulgent] adjective (disapproving) allowing yourself to have o …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-indulgent — self indulgence, n. self indulgently, adv. self indulger, n. /self in dul jeuhnt, self /, adj. 1. indulging one s own desires, passions, whims, etc., esp. without restraint. 2. characterized by such indulgence. [1785 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-indulgent — self′ indul′gent adj. 1) indulging one s own desires, passions, whims, etc., esp. without restraint 2) characterized by such indulgence • Etymology: 1785–95 self′ indul′gence, n. self′ indul′gently, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • self-indulgent — self in dulgent adjective allowing yourself to have or do something special that you like very much, often something you should not have or do ╾ ,self in dulgently adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • self-indulgent — Synonyms and related words: acquisitive, ambitious for self, autistic, bibulous, careerist, crapulent, crapulous, debauching, dissipating, dissolute, egotistical, epicurean, excessive, extravagant, extreme, gluttonous, grasping, greedy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • self-indulgent — /sɛlf ɪnˈdʌldʒənt/ (say self in duljuhnt) adjective 1. indulging one s own desires, passions, etc., especially at the expense of other considerations. 2. characterised by such indulgence. –self indulgence, noun –self indulgently, adverb …  

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