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- n. Plural form of permissivist.
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Thus, if we wish to adjudicate between the puritans and the permissivists, we cannot say that either side is entirely right.
The puritans would be routed and the permissivists justified.
ii Perhaps you should take it up with the permissivists at The Cambridge Guide to English Usage who it seems see no reason for agita over the way “decimate” is most commonly usedtoday.
No; as even the most roundheeled permissivists admit, “There ain’t no unseasonal.”