philosophical indulgence

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HSS

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Standard Japanese, Sendaian Japanese
Dictionaries often define the word 'indulgence' as a state of being involved in (an activity, typically one that is undesirable or disapproved of).

philosophical indulgence

Is there any such combination? I'm trying to mean a propensity to be deeply engaged in thoughts
 
  • HSS

    Senior Member
    Standard Japanese, Sendaian Japanese
    Hi, Florentia52. I just didn't have a sentence where I wanted to use the expression. It popped in mind and wondered if it was used.

    But let me try to come up with an example:

    How about

    People in the village are said to be so cheerful, but there are many other types of people too. You'll see very quiet types, and ones with a propensity for philosophical indulgence among others.
     

    HSS

    Senior Member
    Standard Japanese, Sendaian Japanese
    Maybe I would be better off with simply 'a propensity for deep thoughts.' What do you think? Indulgence is something in which you lose yourself and that sometimes results in something unfavorable in a sense.
     
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