permissiveness


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per·mis·sive

 (pər-mĭs′ĭv)
adj.
1.
a. Granting or inclined to grant permission; tolerant or lenient: permissive parents.
b. Characterized by freedom of personal behavior or a disregard of traditional social mores.
2. Permitted or optional: permissive uses of funds.
3. Biology Supporting viral replication. Used of a cell.

per·mis′sive·ly adv.
per·mis′sive·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.permissiveness - a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behaviorpermissiveness - a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior
disposition, temperament - your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition"
toleration, sufferance, acceptance - a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations; "all people should practice toleration and live together in peace"
indulgence, lenience, leniency - a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone; "too much indulgence spoils a child"
overtolerance - too much permissiveness
unpermissiveness, restrictiveness - a lack of permissiveness or indulgence and a tendency to confine behavior within certain specified limits
Translations

permissiveness

[pəˈmɪsɪvnɪs] Npermisividad f

permissiveness

nNachgiebigkeit f, → Permissivität f (geh); (of age, attitude, law, parents, school)Freizügigkeit f; (sexually) → Freizügigkeit f

permissiveness

[pəˈmɪsɪvnɪs] npermissività
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