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  • n. The condition of being passive; passivity

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being passive; unresisting submission.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or property of being passive, or of receiving impressions from external agents or causes: as, the passiveness of matter.—2. Passibility; capacity of suffering.
  • n. Patience; calmness; unresisting submission; lack of power to act, or omission to act.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. submission to others or to outside influences
  • n. the trait of remaining inactive; a lack of initiative

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