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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior.

Usage examples (35)
  • Because the ill tempered youth are as much a product of that kind of permissiveness as anything liberals teach.
  • The "permissiveness" or indifference of the ruler of the universe grows amazingly.
  • Nixon worried that greater access to abortions would foster "permissiveness," and said that
  • I know one such expert who firmly supported "permissiveness" so as not to hinder the child's personality. for more
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