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Synonyms for permissive
pərˈmɪs ɪvper·mis·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. permissiveadjective

    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. permissiveadjective

    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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "permissive":

    lax, tolerant, conducive, optional

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How to use permissive in a sentence?

  1. Larry Summers:

    In a super permissive fiscal environment.

  2. Marco Rubio:

    Banning abortion after four months is consistent with Florida law and more permissive than all but two European countries, why doesn’t the media ask Val Demings why she doesn’t support a single restriction on abortions? She is an extremist that supports abortion, for any reason, at any time up to the moment of birth and paid for by taxpayers.

  3. State Department:

    While we share the sentiments of the bill, in order to preserve the Secretary’s flexibility to manage the Department, revisions would be appropriate to make mandates and prescriptive provisions into permissive authorities, such that the Secretary would be authorized to set up the office and envoy.

  4. Charles Branas:

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

  5. Stephen Seche:

    We cannot introduce our ground forces into Yemen, it would be absolutely counterproductive, we would get nowhere with it the situation on the ground is non-permissive, so unstable and unsafe that it is really difficult to introduce too many American forces because they themselves then become a target.


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