overindulgence

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n overindulgence excessive indulgence "the child was spoiled by overindulgence"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n overindulgence The gratification of one's appetite or desires to an intemperate degree.
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Quotations

  • Ogden Nash
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    “How easy for those who do not bulge to not overindulge!”

Usage

In literature:

During the early days of his success he was disposed to overindulgence, not to say conviviality.
"Marse Henry, Complete" by Henry Watterson
The danger is in overindulgence and indigestion resulting in spiritual invalidism.
"A Backward Glance at Eighty" by Charles A. Murdock
He told her of his overindulged boyhood, as the only child of a wealthy New York merchant.
"The Wild Olive" by Basil King
Second, those who by overindulgence in marital relations, or by dissipation with women, have ruined their forces.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
Owing to overindulgence, the youngest prince had become very wilful.
"Folk Tales Every Child Should Know" by Various
Encouragement, of course, is helpful, but it ought not to be overindulged.
"Principles of Teaching" by Adam S. Bennion
Here is a population which is actually overindulging in culture.
"Germany and the Germans" by Price Collier
And the pity of it all is that overindulgence in babyhood so often means wrecked nerves and shattered happiness in later life.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
Naturally the moderate drinker is first rejected for positions where an occasional overindulgence would be most noticeable and most serious.
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
Second, those who by overindulgence in marital relations, or by dissipation with women, have ruined their forces.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
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In news:

New Year's Eve has always been cherished for serving as a free pass for overindulgence before the start of the new year and its daunting resolutions.
Almost a victim of his own overindulgence, Frank Ferrante extols the virtues of living and eating well.
Thanks to overindulgent parents, the kids on the series were often serenaded by celebrities at comically lavish 16th birthday parties.
Most Americans will spend Thanksgiving by overindulging in turkey and all the fixings, and then sit in the warm company of friends and family to watch football and eat pie.
It's way too easy to overindulge today -- so keep your tastes in check, if possible.
Does living near a bar encourage people to overindulge, or do heavy drinkers move to neighborhoods with easy access to alcohol.
Harley Pasternak's Nutrition Tip of the Week: How Not to Overindulge This Holiday.
What food do you overindulge in.
Holidays don't have to mean overindulgence .
Hoping for an overindulgent holiday season.
Harley Pasternak 's Nutrition Tip of the Week: How Not to Overindulge This Holiday.
New Jennifer Garner film blooms with magical overindulgence.
Indulgence is often closely trailed by its chubby sidekick, overindulgence.
While the concept of overindulgence is probably all too familiar to anyone who's ever attended a Thanksgiving dinner, the word "underindulgence" doesn't exist.
If you find yourself overindulging throughout the day—second breakfast in the morning, ravenously snacking in the afternoon, a little too much dessert at night—we have news for you.
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