noun. submission to others or to outside influences.
noun. the trait of remaining inactive; a lack of initiative.
- active voice
Sentences with passiveness
1. Noun, singular or mass
Fear-based passiveness stems from the fear that one will be attacked, humiliated or harmed in some way because one chooses to stand their ground.
If a daughter witnesses her mother taking a very passive role in the home, it is much more likely that the daughter will fall into passiveness regardless of natural temperament.