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passive-aggressive

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or having a personality disorder characterized by habitual passive resistance to demands for adequate performance in occupational or social situations, as by procrastination, stubbornness, sullenness, and inefficiency.

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  • adj. Showing passive, sometimes obstructionist resistance to following authoritative instructions in interpersonal or occupational situations.

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