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Definition of Permissive


  1. Permitting; granting leave or liberty.
  2. Permitted; tolerated; suffered.

Permissive Quotations

In America the schools have become too permissive, the kids now are controlling the schools, the tail is wagging the dog. We've got to make a change there and get it back to where the teachers have control of the classrooms.
Chuck Norris

If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments.
Zig Ziglar

I love America, it's a much more permissive place.
Amy Winehouse

Parenting is the hardest thing I have ever done. I tried to find the balance between the strict, traditional Chinese way I was raised, which I think can be too harsh, and what I see as a tendency in the West to be too permissive and indulgent. If I could do it all again, I would, with some adjustments.
Amy Chua

My parents were very permissive when it came to animals. As long as we earned the money to buy them and built whatever structure it was they were going to live in, we could have any kind of pet we wanted. They would have let us have a rhinoceros if we could have afforded it.
Maggie Stiefvater
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Permissive Translations

permissive in German is tolerant
permissive in Spanish is tolerante
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