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Antonyms for permissive
pərˈmɪs ɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. permissive(adj)

    not preventive

    Antonyms:
    blockading, hindering, obviating(a), deterrent, preventative, thwarting, precautionary, prohibitory, preemptive, preclusive, frustrative, obstructive, prohibitive, pre-emptive, unpermissive, impeding, precautional, frustrating, clogging, preventive

  2. permissive(adj)

    granting or inclined or able to grant permission; not strict in discipline

    "direct primary legislation is largely permissive rather than prescriptive"; "permissive parents"

    Antonyms:
    hindering, deterrent, preclusive, prohibitory, thwarting, blockading, preventative, clogging, frustrating, obstructive, unpermissive, pre-emptive, impeding, preventive, precautionary, frustrative, preemptive, prohibitive, obviating(a), precautional

Editors Contribution

  1. restrictive

    without restrictions or controls

    europe has a more permissive culture compared to middle east

    Submitted by Artemis on June 29, 2017  

How to use permissive in a sentence?

  1. Charles Branas:

    We were somewhat surprised most by the recent, growing divergence in the rates of mass shootings between permissive and restrictive states.

  2. Yale University:

    Ichthyornis shows the ways in which evolution is both complex and elegant, permissive of individual changes and massive integrated transformations.

  3. Uday Singh:

    The U.S. actually has a pretty permissive immigration regime where qualified company executives are concerned. It's a matter of a couple of months of visa processing and the job can certainly be done from here.

  4. Richard Milhous Nixon:

    The student who invades an administration building, roughs up a dean, rifles the files and issues 'non-negotiable demands' may have some of his demands met by a permissive university administration. But the greater his 'victory' the more he will have undermined the security of his own rights.

  5. Jonathan Thompson:

    A diet plan is only good if you can realistically adhere to it, so it’s key to structure the plan around your specific lifestyle and to build permissive indulgent moments into the plan, like a weekly programmed cheat meal on Saturday night when you know you’ll be around friends and family.

How to pronounce permissive?

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How to say permissive in sign language?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#11695preventive
#15738frustrating
#23847preventative
#28533deterrent
#29689obstructive
#29949precautionary
#36795preemptive
#40296permissive
#41400prohibitive
#45592clogging
#52310hindering
#58140impeding
#83876thwarting
#159370blockading
#187218prohibitory
#230628preclusive

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