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passive US English

Accepting or allowing what happens or what others do, without active response or resistance

passive US Thesaurus

a passive role

the passive in passive US English

The passive voice

non-passive US English

Active; not passive

passive voice US English

A form or set of forms of a verb in which the subject undergoes the action of the verb (e.g. they were killed as opposed to the active form he killed them)

passive matrix US English

A display system in which individual pixels are selected using two control voltages for the row and column

passive smoking US English

The involuntary inhaling of smoke from other people’s cigarettes, cigars, or pipes

passive-aggressive US English

Of or denoting a type of behavior or personality characterized by indirect resistance to the demands of others and an avoidance of direct confrontation, as in procrastinating, pouting, or misplacing important materials

passive immunity US English

The short-term immunity that results from the introduction of antibodies from another person or animal

passive resistance US English

Nonviolent opposition to authority, especially a refusal to cooperate with legal requirements

passive restraint US English

A car safety device that is activated by the force of a collision or other sudden stop and that aims to prevent injury to a passenger