noun see permissive

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  • permissiveness — noun The relative likelihood of something or someone to grant permission or allow something to happen. The permissiveness of campus life leads many college freshmen to try things they would never have experienced at home …   Wiktionary

  • permissiveness — permissive ► ADJECTIVE 1) allowing or characterized by freedom of behaviour, especially in sexual matters. 2) Law allowed but not obligatory; optional. DERIVATIVES permissively adverb permissiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • permissiveness — See permissively. * * * …   Universalium

  • permissiveness — Synonyms and related words: abandon, abandonment, carelessness, charitableness, charity, coddling, condonation, connivance, cosseting, culpa, culpable negligence, default, dereliction, disregard, easiness, easygoingness, failure, favoring,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • permissiveness — per mis·sive·ness || pÉ™r mɪsɪvnɪs /pÉ™ n. quality of being permissive, wantonness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • permissiveness — per·mis·sive·ness …   English syllables

  • permissiveness — See: permissive …   English dictionary

  • permissiveness — noun a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior • Syn: ↑tolerance • Ant: ↑unpermissiveness • Derivationally related forms: ↑permissive • Hypernyms: ↑disposition, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Permissiveness (biology) — In biology, permissiveness refers to a certain relationship between hormones and the target cell. It can be applied to describe situations in which the presence of one hormone, at a certain concentration, is required in order to allow a second… …   Wikipedia

  • Родительская пермиссивность (parental permissiveness) — Р. п. яв ся одновременно реализацией и рациональным обоснованием своей родительской роли чел., к рый разрешает, оправдывает, поощряет и терпимо относится к чрезвычайно широкому спектру занятий, поведения и ценностей ребенка. Предпосылка, лежащая… …   Психологическая энциклопедия

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