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Synonyms for passive
ˈpæs ɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. passive voice, passive(adj)

    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, inactive(adj)

    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, peaceful(adj)

    peacefully resistant in response to injustice

    "passive resistance"

    Synonyms:
    peaceable, inactive, peaceful

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

  4. passive(adj)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. passive(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    idle, disinterested, uninvolved, inactive

    Antonyms:
    active, aggressive

  2. passive(adjective)

    Being subjected to an action without producing a reaction.

    Synonyms:
    disinterested, idle, inactive, uninvolved

    Antonyms:
    aggressive, active

  3. passive(adjective)

    Taking no action.

    He remained passive during the protest.

    Synonyms:
    disinterested, idle, inactive, uninvolved

    Antonyms:
    active, aggressive

  4. passive(adjective)

    Being in the passive voice.

    Synonyms:
    disinterested, idle, uninvolved, inactive

    Antonyms:
    aggressive, active

  5. passive(adjective)

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

    Synonyms:
    uninvolved, disinterested, inactive, idle

    Antonyms:
    aggressive, active

  6. passive(adjective)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. passive(a.)

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

  2. passive(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unresisting, submissive, patient, long-suffering

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. passive(a)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    liabilities, liability, negative, reactive, inactive, second-hand, passivity

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How to use passive in a sentence?

  1. Doug Kass:

    More and more money is going to passive products and strategies and away from active managers - who have failed to meet the returns of the indices, passive products are by definition not as energetic - it is a strategy that trades less actively - compared to active managers.

  2. Assistant Attorney General Yael Fuchs:

    They say that Trump Foundation was a passive recipient of the transactions, to use the modern parlance, that's not a thing.

  3. Erica Jong:

    A book burrows into your life in a very profound way because the experience of reading is not passive.

  4. Natalie Cooper:

    We were quite surprised by this as we thought things would be getting better, it could be unconscious bias where people don't even realize they're selecting males, it could be passive in that males are easier to catch or easier to see in the wild, or maybe conservation concerns leading collectors to avoid females.

  5. Mathias Basner:

    Passive strategies, like new windows or insulation, can be very effective for nocturnal noise exposure, but should really be our last resort, noise that is not produced can not have effects.


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