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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - In a tolerant or lenient manner.

Usage examples (32)
  • Adjective : a permissive nod
  • He gestured permissively, and I edged sideways into the comfortable bucket seat beside him.
  • When kids are treated permissively they do not learn personal responsibility for their actions.
  • He waved a hand permissively towards his desk, and I pressed the buttons on his phone to get back to where I'd been. for more
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