from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun Patience; calmness; unresisting submission; lack of power to act, or omission to act.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The condition of being passive; passivity

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

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


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