permissivism

[per-mis-uh-viz-uh m]

noun

lenience toward or indulgence of a wide variety of social behavior.

Nearby words

  1. permillage,
  2. permissible,
  3. permission,
  4. permissive,
  5. permissively,
  6. permissory,
  7. permit,
  8. permittee,
  9. permittivity,
  10. permonosulfuric acid

Origin of permissivism

First recorded in 1965–70; permissive + -ism

Related formsper·mis·siv·ist, noun

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