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Kaminsky has pointed out that he did not write the law, and favored a less permissive version.

Compared to other countries — including places like Japan, Singapore, Germany — we can afford to be more permissive.

Science actually requires a permissive attitude to published claims in order to do its job of discovering important truths.

In the US, some traveled across state lines to take advantage of more permissive eligibility criteria in neighboring states.

For instance, the guidelines could become more permissive as vaccination becomes more widespread and cases continue to fall.

Edward and Alexandra were the most permissive royal parents.

The program is medically based, not permissive as in states like Colorado that are experiencing the consequences of legalization.

Just as important, however, is a permissive external environment.

In 2008, Mark Krikorian published an important new book arguing against permissive immigration.

With every other drug, attitudes today are less permissive today than they were a generation ago.

It would be better to give them all charters of incorporation; but still he would make that permissive.

It contained a permissive clause which allowed of the formation of companies to control the spirit-sale in towns.

Though they seldom come out of their houses, except under permissive sanction, yet their stock of gossip is almost inexhaustible.

The Mosaic provision had been but permissive, and was justified only because of existing unrighteousness.

Calvin never said anything harsher; and all that can only be excused if it is to be understood of a permissive will.


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On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to permissive, such as: indulgent, lax, open-minded, tolerant, acquiescent, and agreeable.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.