English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'permissive'

(adjective) 
Definition
tolerant or lenient, esp. in sexual matters
Her parents are permissive and set few clear boundaries.
Synonyms
tolerant
They need to be tolerant of different points of view.
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liberal
She is known to have liberal views on abortion and contraception.
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open-minded
I have always been open-minded about politics.
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indulgent
His indulgent mother was willing to let him do what he wanted.
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easy-going
They have a very easy-going attitude to life.
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free
a confidential but free manner
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lax
One of the problems is lax security for airport personnel.
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lenient
The Professor takes a slightly more lenient view.
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latitudinarian
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easy-oasy (slang)
Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of easy-going
Definition
relaxed in manner or attitude
They have a very easy-going attitude to life.
in the sense of forbearing
in the sense of free
a confidential but free manner
Synonyms
laid-back (informal),
easy-going (informal),
lax,
unforced,
unconstrained,
unceremonious

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