HyperDic: permissive

English > 2 senses of the word permissive:
ADJECTIVEallpermissivenot preventive
allpermissivegranting or inclined or able to grant permission
permissive > pronunciation
Soundspermih'sihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > permissive: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot preventive.
NarrowerbailableAdmitting of bail
Oppositepreventive, preventativetending to prevent or hinder
Spanishfacultativo, permisivo
Catalanfacultatiu, permisiu
English > permissive: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaninggranting or inclined or able to grant permission; not strict in discipline / discipline.
Examples
  • "direct primary legislation is largely permissive rather than prescriptive"
  • "permissive parents"
Attribute ofpermissiveness, toleranceA disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior
Narrowerindulgent, lenient, softTolerant or lenient
Oppositeunpermissivenot inclined to grant permission
Spanishlaxo, permisivo
Catalanpermisiu
Nounspermissivenessa disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior
Adverbspermissivelyin a permissive manner
Verbspermitconsent to, give permission
permitallow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting

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