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permissive society

noun [C usually singular] uk   us   UK mainly disapproving
the type of society that has existed in most of Europe, Australia, and North America since the 1960s, in which there is a great amount of freedom of behaviour, especially sexual freedom
Translations of “permissive society”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指性方面)寬容的社會…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指性方面)宽容的社会…
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