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Synonyms for passive
ˈpæs ɪvpas·sive

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Wiktionary

  1. passiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    idle, disinterested, uninvolved, inactive

    Antonyms:
    active, aggressive

  2. passiveadjective

    Being subjected to an action without producing a reaction.

    Synonyms:
    disinterested, idle, inactive, uninvolved

    Antonyms:
    aggressive, active

  3. passiveadjective

    Taking no action.

    He remained passive during the protest.

    Synonyms:
    disinterested, idle, inactive, uninvolved

    Antonyms:
    active, aggressive

  4. passiveadjective

    Being in the passive voice.

    Synonyms:
    disinterested, idle, uninvolved, inactive

    Antonyms:
    aggressive, active

  5. passiveadjective

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

    Synonyms:
    uninvolved, disinterested, inactive, idle

    Antonyms:
    aggressive, active

  6. passiveadjective

    Not participating in management.

    Synonyms:
    idle, disinterested, uninvolved, inactive

    Antonyms:
    active, aggressive

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. passive

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. passiveadjective

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

  2. passiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    unresisting, submissive, patient, long-suffering

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. passiveadjective

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

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How to use passive in a sentence?

  1. Andrew Dossi:

    The mayor seemed passive.

  2. Jason Vance:

    That's what kind of made you all come up with the original' hey we're just going to knock, try to get her to the door', you know, the most passive way to serve the warrant, right.

  3. Corey Slovis:

    More commonly, and what was seen in this case is the classic heat stroke -- passive heat stroke -- where people become increasingly dehydrated, we normally get rid of excess body heat by sweating and we evaporate and we lose heat via evaporation.

  4. Peter Laurelli:

    If you believe a holding is going to rise, then it doesn't make any sense to sell it. If you're in need of assets why not just wait a bit longer? It suggests they don't have a lot of confidence that passive equity exposure is going to be of benefit to them right now.

  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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