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permissive

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpermissiveper‧mis‧sive /pəˈmɪsɪv $ pər-/ adjective 🔊 🔊 STRICTnot strict, and allowing behaviour that many other people would disapprove of 🔊 parents who are too permissive 🔊 a permissive societypermissiveness noun [uncountable] 🔊 permissiveness in education
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permissiveThere was a generally growing permissive attitude, although I don't think that the attitude towards homosexuality was particularly permissive.It's not always true that young people have a more permissive attitude towards sex.permissive divorce lawsThe Fifties were not a permissive era.Police powers were permissive in dealing with the lower classes.Earlier, permissive legislation had already enabled some authorities to innovate in services for the disabled.It is also possible to combine a rejecting and an authoritarian attitude, or a loving and a permissive one.Would you trust him/her to a permissive relationship with contemporary television?In the permissive society of the 1960s anything was possible.For both the conservative- and liberal-historians legislative change is of central importance to an understanding of the permissive society.He had a very permissive upbringing.permissive societyFor both the conservative- and liberal-historians legislative change is of central importance to an understanding of the permissive society.We live in a permissive society.Confusion and uncertainty are the major characteristics of the permissive society according to the conservative-historians.For he grew up before the permissive society and remembers his adolescence.The permissive society of the 60's and 70's was not yet dreamed of.
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