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permissive
American English: /pərˈmɪsɪv/
British English: /pəˈmɪsɪv/

Translation of permissive in Spanish:

adjective

  • (parent/attitude)
    permisivo
    indulgente
    the permissive society
    la sociedad permisiva
    Example sentences
    • We seem to be living in a much more permissive society than our parents and grandparents did.
    • We live in a society today far more permissive than the one my parents grew up in.
    • Two men, you might argue, played a much greater part in creating the permissive, liberal society, and neither of them were baby boomers.

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