Adjective Definition

passive

1.Definition: expressing that the subject of the sentence is the patient of the action denoted by the verb

"Academics seem to favor passive sentences"


2.Definition: lacking in energy or will

"Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself"

Related Adjective(s):inactive


3.Definition: peacefully resistant in response to injustice

"Passive resistance"

Related Adjective(s):peaceful




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