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Word: permissive

Definition: allowing much freedom; lenient; Ex. permissive society

Sentences Containing 'permissive'

Free content and software licences without the share-alike requirement are described as permissive licences.
He found Carter's motivations were inconsistent – either being an avenging angel or an "authentic post-permissive anti-hero, revelling in the casual sadism".
He grows accustomed to the sexually permissive Islandian culture.
In 1907,Mirza Ghulam Ahmad is said to have propheced AIDS Virus.He said that This statement is usually linked with an observation by Mohammed that venereal disease, described as a type of pestilence, always strikes the sexually permissive, and as such is commonly believed in Ahmadiyya circles to refer to the AIDS epidemic.
In an attempt to find a stable defense against the planet destroying phenomenon known as "cultural fugue" (a state of terminal runaway of cultural and technological complexity that destroys all life on a world via a singularity), many human worlds are aligned with one of two broad factions, one generally permissive (the Sygn) and one generally conservative (the Family) by today's standards.
In English context text files can be uniquely ASCII, when in an international context text files are usually 8 bits permissive allowing storage of native texts.
Other hormones such as triiodothyronine () and glucocorticoids provide permissive or stimulatory effects on glucokinase in certain circumstances.
The book is a transcription of the fictional Patch Commission, a discussion between three government commissioners attempting to save the nation from disaster caused by Doc Spock's overly permissive child-rearing guidelines.
The selectively permissive stance of communist authorities took a toll on Aderca's legacy: according to one testimony, his biography of Christopher Columbus was the only one of his texts still sold in bookstores during the 1950s, with the added effect that an entire generation of readers believed Aderca to have been a one-book author.

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