from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The condition or quality of being passive; inactivity, quiescence, or submissiveness.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as passiveness.

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

  • noun Passiveness; -- opposed to activity.
  • noun (Physics) The tendency of a body to remain in a given state, either of motion or rest, till disturbed by another body; inertia.
  • noun (Chem.) The quality or condition of any substance which has no inclination to chemical activity; inactivity.

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

  • noun The state of being passive.
  • noun Submissiveness.
  • noun A lack of initiative.

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

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


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

passive +‎ -ity



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