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- 1.allowing or characterized by great or excessive freedom of behavior."the permissive society of the 60s and 70s"
synonyms: liberal, broad-minded, open-minded, nonrestrictive, free, free and easy, easygoing, live-and-let-live, latitudinarian, laissez-faire, libertarian, unprescriptive, unrestricted, tolerant, forbearing, indulgent, lenient; Moreoverindulgent, lax, soft"the permissive society of the 1960s" antonyms: intolerant, strict
- 2.allowed but not obligatory; optional."the Hague Convention was permissive, not mandatory"
- 3.allowing a biological or biochemical process to occur."the mutants grow well at the permissive temperature"
- allowing the infection and replication of viruses."in vivo, viral expression is restricted but in vitro, cultured cells are permissive"
late 15th century (in the sense ‘tolerated, allowed’): from Old French, or from medieval Latin permissivus, from permiss-‘allowed’, from the verb permittere (see permit1).