Definition of permissiveness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

permissiveness

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//pəˈmɪsɪvnəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pərˈmɪsɪvnəs//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the quality of allowing or showing a freedom of behaviour that many people do not approve of, especially in sexual matters the growth of permissiveness