Definition of passive resistance in English:

passive resistance

Syllabification: pas·sive re·sist·ance

noun

Nonviolent opposition to authority, especially a refusal to cooperate with legal requirements: they called for protest in the form of passive resistance
More example sentences
  • Hostility toward the dominant group may take many forms, ranging form non-violent passive resistance to apolitical crime and politically inspired guerrilla warfare.
  • During the struggle for independence, he realised the significance of women in the non-violent and passive resistance movement against the British rule.
  • I doubt if the media will mention September 11 1906, when Mahatma Gandhi initiated non-violent, passive resistance as a means of social reform.

Definition of passive resistance in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day bimble
Pronunciation: ˈbɪmb(ə)l
verb
walk or travel at a leisurely pace