- that can be permitted; allowable: a permissible amount of sentimentality under the circumstances; Such behavior is not permissible!
Origin of permissible
SynonymsSee more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
Examples from the Web for unpermissible
But this one ran near the confines of the unpermissible—overpast them.It Never Can Happen Again
William De Morgan
For this was unpermissible, foolish, dangerous, and he meant to stop it in the bud.The Wendigo
To make use of feminine conceit in the court-room is not an art but an unpermissible trick which might lead too far.Criminal Psychology
He drew his breath in deeply, smothering back the torrent of rising words he knew were unpermissible.Day and Night Stories
Prescriptions—often very detailed and intimate—of permissible and unpermissible conduct.The Salvaging Of Civilisation
H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
- permitted; allowable
Word Origin and History for unpermissible
early 15c., from Old French permissible (15c.) and directly from Medieval Latin permissibilis, from permiss-, past participle stem of Latin permittere (see permit (v.)).