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laissez-faire

adjective, noun

Definition: (adj.) characterized by an attitude of freedom for people to do as they choose; (n.) 1. attitude or policy of minimal restriction; 2. a doctrine opposing governmental interference in economic affairs

Synonyms: (adj.) unrestrained, non-restrictive, (n.) individualism, non-intervention, non-interference, unrestricted, leave alone

Antonyms: restricted

Tips: Laissez-fair comes from the French term, laissez faire, which literally means "let people choose." The term has been adopted into English, and it often describes an attitude or policy of minimal restriction.

Usage Examples:

The governorís laissez-faire approach to public opinion does not sit well with voters. (unrestricted, non-intervening) adjective

The creative directorís laissez-faire attitude toward his creative team produced some of the most original ideas in the advertising industry because it enabled the team to work without restrictions. (non-restrictive) adjective

Her garden looked surprising beautiful in spite of her hands off, laissez-faire approach. (non-intervening) adjective

The parents' laissez-faire approach to child rearing allowed their children to express their individuality and become independent at an early age. (unrestricted, non-interference) adjective


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