ad|mis|sive


ad|mis|sive
ad|mis|sive «ad MIHS ihv», adjective.
admitting or tending to admit.

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  • mis|sive — «MIHS ihv», noun, adjective. –n. a written message; letter: »You…with taunts Did gibe my missive out of audience (Shakespeare). SYNONYM(S): dispatch. –adj. Obsolete. 1. that is or is intended to be sent. 2. sent as a message: »a letter missive …   Useful english dictionary

  • mis·sive — /ˈmısıv/ noun, pl sives [count] formal + humorous : a letter or other written message a fund raising missive She received yet another lengthy missive from her father …   Useful english dictionary

  • dis|mis´sive|ly — dis|mis|sive «dihs MIHS ihv», adjective. 1. characterized by dismissal; tending to dismiss. 2. that deals with summarily: »a dismissive gesture. –dis|mis´sive|ly, adverb. –dis|mis´sive|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • dis|mis|sive — «dihs MIHS ihv», adjective. 1. characterized by dismissal; tending to dismiss. 2. that deals with summarily: »a dismissive gesture. –dis|mis´sive|ly, adverb. –dis|mis´sive|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • per|mis´sive|ly — per|mis|sive «puhr MIHS ihv», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. not forbidding; tending to permit; allowing: »a permissive attitude, permissive parents. Not a positive, but a permissive command (Henry More). A discussion of pragmatism was naturally… …   Useful english dictionary

  • per|mis|sive — «puhr MIHS ihv», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. not forbidding; tending to permit; allowing: »a permissive attitude, permissive parents. Not a positive, but a permissive command (Henry More). A discussion of pragmatism was naturally related to their… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sub|mis´sive|ly — sub|mis|sive «suhb MIHS ihv», adjective. yielding to the power, control, or authority of another; inclined to submit; obedient; humble: »He was proud, when I praised, he was submissive when I reproved him; but he did never love me (Charles Lamb) …   Useful english dictionary

  • sub|mis|sive — «suhb MIHS ihv», adjective. yielding to the power, control, or authority of another; inclined to submit; obedient; humble: »He was proud, when I praised, he was submissive when I reproved him; but he did never love me (Charles Lamb). Between the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • e|mis|sive — «ih MIHS ihv», adjective. emitting …   Useful english dictionary

  • o|mis|sive — «oh MIHS ihv», adjective. characterized by omission; omitting …   Useful english dictionary