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English definition of “permissiveness”

permissiveness

noun [U]     /pəˈmɪs.ɪv.nəs/ US  /pɚ-/
a situation in which behaviour that some people might disapprove of is allowed: She attributed the social and economic problems of the 1980s to the permissiveness of the 1960s. He remembers his youth as being an era of sexual permissiveness.Freedom to actOpportunity
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