Definition of permissive adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

permissive

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//pərˈmɪsɪv//
 
 
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allowing or showing a freedom of behavior that many people do not approve of, especially in sexual matters permissive attitudes permissive parents (= who allow their children a lot of freedom)
permissiveness
 
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noun [uncountable] the growth of permissiveness
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