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Antonyms for permissive
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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. Christof Heyns:

    The laws of many of the states in the U.S. are much more permissive, creating an atmosphere where there are not enough constraints on the use of force. A comprehensive review of the system is needed -- the enabling laws, the kinds of weapons the police use, the training they receive and the use of technology such as on-body cameras to ensure accountability.

  2. Charles Branas:

    More specifically, the rate of mass shootings in permissive states appears to be increasing since 2010, while the rate in restrictive states appears to be decreasing, we were somewhat surprised most by the recent, growing divergence in the rates of mass shootings between permissive and restrictive states.

  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. Yale University:

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

  5. 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.

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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