Accepting or allowing what happens or what others do, without active response or resistance
The passive voice
he played only a passive role in the proceedings
A use in which one party possesses an estate while another enjoys the profits arising from it; a permissive use.
Active; not passive
Relating to or designating the middle voice of a verb, or a voice equivalent to the middle and passive voices.
A debt which a person owes, as opposed to one which he or she is owed (now rare).
The projected rate of economic growth plus the rate of inflation expected.
Smoke inhaled as a result of passive smoking.
The legal position or right of an heir or executor who comes to be held liable for the debts of a dead person after having accepted his or her property.
A nominal trust; a trust on which the trustees have no duty to perform.
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)
Of or designating a verb used intransitively with passive meaning.
Grammar. Of or designating a verb used intransitively with passive meaning.
Religious devotion achieved by emptying one's mind.
To practise passive resistance.
A person subject to passive smoking.
A display system in which individual pixels are selected using two control voltages for the row and column
The involuntary inhaling of smoke from other people’s cigarettes, cigars, or pipes
Commerce in which the products of one country are transported by people of another.
Designating, displaying, or characteristic of a personality type or disorder characterized by both passiveness and emotional overdependence on other people.
The withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining medical treatment in the knowledge that the person concerned will die.
Theology the submission of Christ to the will of his Father, leading to his suffering and death on the Cross.
A person who advocates or practises passive resistance.
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
The carrying or conveyance of an organism, substance, etc., from one location to another without any effort or expenditure of energy on the part of the thing carried; (Biochemistry) the movement of molecules or ions across a cellular membrane without expenditure of chemical energy, as by diffusion or osmosis.
Of or denoting a type of behaviour or personality characterized by indirect resistance to the demands of others and an avoidance of direct confrontation
The short-term immunity which results from the introduction of antibodies from another person or animal
Non-violent opposition to authority, especially a refusal to cooperate with legal requirements
The tacit acceptance of liability for the debts of a dead person by an heir or executor.