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permissiveadjective

uk   /pəˈmɪs.ɪv/  us   /pɚ-/
A ​person or ​society that is permissive ​allowsbehaviour that other ​people might ​disapprove of: It's a very permissive ​school where the ​children are ​allowed to do whatever they like. He ​claims that ​society has been ​far too permissive towardsdrugs.
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permissiveadjective

 us   /pərˈmɪs·ɪv/ esp. disapproving
allowing a ​widerange of ​choices, esp. in an ​area where there have ​traditionally been ​rules that had to be ​obeyed: Their ​neighborsthought they were too permissive with ​theirchildren, ​letting them ​stay up so late at ​night.
permissiveness
noun [U]  us   /pərˈmɪs·ɪv·nəs/
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