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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 (=said when you think the book or film only expresses the author or director 's own interests, which are not interesting to other people)
self-indulgence noun [singular, uncountable]
My one self-indulgence is good coffee.
self-indulgently adverb

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