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  • noun The relative likelihood of something or someone to grant permission or allow something to happen.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior


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  • So it seems more like a change in permissiveness norms rather than an overall increase or decrease in the permissiveness of sexual-orientation-related speech.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » NY Times Room for Debate Forum on the Use of Offensive Language

  • Anyone who wants to stick with the tradition is accused of being a biblical literalist or a homophobic racist, because, in part, of the more fundamental change in our society towards permissiveness, that is, easy divorce, cohabitation and concubinage, abortion, pornography … and euthanasia.

    Biblical Evidence for Catholicism

  • Because the ill tempered youth are as much a product of that kind of permissiveness as anything liberals teach.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » God Bless America:

  • Adopted by anti-government hucksters, empire-seekers and profligate free-marketeers, they divided the nation with a 'God and Country' ethos that declared the Bible inerrant, reviled homosexuality, "permissiveness," liberalism and critical thinking, denied women equal rights, children any at all, and cowed the media into submission.

    Mike Farrell: The Ugly America

  • The "permissiveness" or indifference of the ruler of the universe grows amazingly.

    The War and the Churches

  • Actually, this characterization flows from the persistent conservative attack on the '60s generation as the product of supposed Spockian "permissiveness," based on our opposition to an unjust war and our engagement with mass movements against segregation, racism, sexism, poverty and homophobia and appropriately enough our support for the movement against ageism.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Worse, advocates of 'permissiveness' such as Leary openly recommended the use of mind-altering drugs as a means to access a different, supposedly better, reality.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • Nixon worried that greater access to abortions would foster "permissiveness," and said that

    Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture

  • Nixon worried that greater access to abortions would foster "permissiveness," and said that

    WORLD Magazine | Community

  • Just-released tapes from President Nixon's time in the White House reveal that he feared legal abortion would lead to "permissiveness" but that he felt that it was justified in some cases -- in the case of rape, but also when you have "a black and a white," the New York Times reports.


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