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Synonyms for passive
ˈpæs ɪvpas·sive

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Wiktionary3.0 / 1 vote

  1. passiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    idle, disinterested, uninvolved, inactive

    Antonyms:
    active, aggressive

  2. passiveadjective

    Being subjected to an action without producing a reaction.

    Synonyms:
    uninvolved, inactive, disinterested, idle

    Antonyms:
    active, aggressive

  3. passiveadjective

    Taking no action.

    He remained passive during the protest.

    Synonyms:
    uninvolved, inactive, idle, disinterested

    Antonyms:
    aggressive, active

  4. passiveadjective

    Being in the passive voice.

    Synonyms:
    idle, inactive, uninvolved, disinterested

    Antonyms:
    active, aggressive

  5. passiveadjective

    Being inactive and submissive in a relationship, especially in a sexual one.

    Synonyms:
    idle, uninvolved, disinterested, inactive

    Antonyms:
    active, aggressive

  6. passiveadjective

    Not participating in management.

    Synonyms:
    idle, disinterested, uninvolved, inactive

    Antonyms:
    active, aggressive

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. passive

    Synonyms:
    inactive, inert, quiescent, unresisting, unquestioning, negative, enduring, patient

    Antonyms:
    active, alert, resistant, positive, unsubmissive, malcontent, vehement, impatient

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. passive voice, passiveadjective

    the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb

    "`The ball was thrown by the boy' uses the passive voice"; "`The ball was thrown' is an abbreviated passive"

    Synonyms:
    passive voice

    Antonyms:
    hands-on, active, proactive, activist, activistic, violent

  2. passive, inactiveadjective

    lacking in energy or will

    "Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself"- George Meredith

    Synonyms:
    dormant, still, inactive, peaceful, nonoperational, static, motionless

    Antonyms:
    proactive, violent, activistic, active, hands-on, activist

  3. passive, peacefuladjective

    peacefully resistant in response to injustice

    "passive resistance"

    Synonyms:
    peaceable, inactive, peaceful

    Antonyms:
    hands-on, active, violent, activist, activistic, proactive

  4. passiveadjective

    expressing that the subject of the sentence is the patient of the action denoted by the verb

    "academics seem to favor passive sentences"

    Synonyms:
    inactive, peaceful

    Antonyms:
    activistic, proactive, violent, activist, active, hands-on

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. passiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    quiet, quiescent, inert, inactive, not active

  2. passiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    unresisting, submissive, patient, long-suffering

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. passiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    inactive, quiet, inert, receptive, quiescent, patient, unresisting, submissive

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How to use passive in a sentence?

  1. David Ross:

    In most deaths by road accident, the adolescent is a passive victim, in only a small proportion are they the driver.

  2. Ronald Tate:

    This was my baby, who I was willing to allow to go into this type of dangerous work, a guy who understood and loved everybody. Peaceful, passive, understanding. Wouldn't hurt anybody.

  3. George Orwell:

    For the ordinary man is passive. Within a narrow circle (home life, and perhaps the trade unions or local politics) he feels himself master of his fate, but against major events he is as helpless as against the elements. So far from endeavouring to influence the future, he simply lies down and lets things happen to him.

  4. Craig Singleton:

    China is keen to exploit cleavages in our defenses to acquire information it considers sensitive and treating this issue as a pure law enforcement matter only plays to China's strategy, because doing so does not account for China's passive collection of information in support of its military aims.

  5. Abraham Myerson:

    Society expects man to be a passive social animal who believes like the People of the Field in "Jurgen" that "to do what you always have done" and "what is expected of you" are the twin rules of life. This, is course, is not true. The wanton crucifixion of impulses, the unnecessary blocking and frustration of the drives and urges, are an evil that reflects itself in sophistication, ennui and boredom, dissatisfaction, melancholy, fatigue, anxiety and neurosis.


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