passive

Part of speech: noun

Passiveness, Passivity.

Part of speech: adverb

PASSIVELY.

Part of speech: adjective

Not acting, but acted upon; inactive; unresisting; submissive.

Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to a form of verb that represents the subject of the verb as the object of the action.

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Usage examples "passive":

  1. People like ourselves who haven't been passive or persuaded. - "This Crowded Earth", Robert Bloch.
  2. Passive movements and massage are employed from the first. - "Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.", Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson.
  3. Mother Nature of the rough hand and tender heart would scar the hurt, and little by little its agony would numb into a passive submission. - "The Justice of the King", Hamilton Drummond.