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1. passive

adjective. ['ˈpæsɪv'] lacking in energy or will.

Synonyms

  • passivity
  • resistless
  • passiveness
  • supine
  • inactive
  • hands-off

Antonyms

  • activeness
  • resistible
  • erect
  • inactiveness

Etymology

  • passif (French)
  • passivus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Passive

  • massive

Sentences with passive


1. Adjective
Your lab report should be written in the passive voice and might look like this:

Quotes about passive


1. Iranian filmmakers are not passive. They fight whenever they can, as creative expression means a lot to them. The restrictions and censorship in Iran are a bit like the British weather: one day it's sunny, the next day it's raining. You just have to hope you walk out into the sunshine.
- Asghar Farhadi

2. I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad. Or I can go mad by ricocheting in between.
- Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

3. Leave behind the passive dreaming of a rose-tinted future. The energy of happiness exists in living today with roots sunk firmly in reality's soil.
- Daisaku Ikeda

2. passive

adjective. ['ˈpæsɪv'] peacefully resistant in response to injustice.

Synonyms

  • nonviolent

Antonyms

  • energetic
  • moving

Etymology

  • passif (French)
  • passivus (Latin)

3. passive

noun. ['ˈpæsɪv'] 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.

Synonyms

  • voice

Antonyms

  • reactive
  • operational

Etymology

  • passif (French)
  • passivus (Latin)
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