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Indulgence and pleasure-seeking - thesaurus

Synonyms

indulgence

noun

the act of doing or having something that is not good for you

decadence

noun

behaviour that is considered immoral because it concentrates too much on pleasure

self-indulgence

noun

the practice of allowing yourself to have or to do something special that you like very much, often something that you should not have or do

sybaritic

adjective

formal a sybaritic person likes pleasure, a comfortable life, and beautiful expensive things

epicurean

adjective

literary relating to the enjoyment of things such as good food and drink

extravagance

noun

the practice of spending a lot of money, especially more than you should

weakness

noun

a person’s love or enjoyment of something

fun-loving

adjective

a fun-loving person enjoys having fun

for fun

because something is enjoyable or funny, not for any important or serious reason

for a laugh

for enjoyment, rather than for any serious purpose

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decadence

noun

so much pleasure that it almost seems morally wrong

decadent

adjective

allowing yourself, or providing, so much pleasure that it almost seems morally wrong

dissipated

adjective

spending too much time and money on physical pleasures that are not good for your health

dissipation

noun

old-fashioned the practice of spending too much time and money on physical pleasures that are not good for your health

on the town

spending the evening enjoying yourself in bars, clubs, theatres etc

overindulge

verb

to allow yourself to have too much of something you enjoy, especially food or drink

self-indulgent

adjective

showing disapproval allowing yourself to have or to do something special that you like very much, often something that you should not have or do

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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