Adjective "Passive" Definition and Examples




    1. not reacting visibly to something that might be expected to produce manifestations of an emotion or feeling.

    2. not participating readily or actively; inactive: a passive member of a committee.

    3. not involving visible reaction or active participation: to play a passive role.

    4. inert or quiescent.

    5. influenced, acted upon, or affected by some external force, cause, or agency; being the object of action rather than causing action (opposed to active).

    6. receiving or cha


    "ministers can be passive in debates."

    "institutions can be passive in/at/on todays."

    "governments can be passive on issues."

    "objectives can be passive."

    "smokings can be passive."

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