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1. passivity

noun. ['pəˈsɪvɪti'] the trait of remaining inactive; a lack of initiative.

Synonyms

  • torpidity
  • torpor
  • apathy
  • inertia
  • passiveness
  • passive
  • numbness
  • inactiveness
  • indifference
  • inactivity
  • torpidness
  • spiritlessness
  • inactive

Antonyms

  • activeness
  • violent
  • active voice
  • activity

Etymology

  • -ity (English)
  • -ité (French)
  • passive (English)
  • passif (French)

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Words that Rhyme with Passivity

  • oversensitivity
  • retroactivity
  • subjectivity
  • reflexivity
  • productivity
  • hyperactivity
  • expressivity
  • sensitivity
  • receptivity
  • objectivity
  • interactivity
  • connectivity
  • inactivity
  • aggressivity
  • activity

Example sentences of the word passivity


1. Noun, singular or mass
Most movies are designed to create a state of passivity in their viewers.

Quotes containing the word passivity


1. Peace has to be created, in order to be maintained. It is the product of Faith, Strength, Energy, Will, Sympathy, Justice, Imagination, and the triumph of principle. It will never be achieved by passivity and quietism.
- Dorothy Thompson

2. passivity

noun. ['pəˈsɪvɪti'] submission to others or to outside influences.

Synonyms

  • passiveness

Antonyms

  • concern
  • inactiveness

Etymology

  • -ity (English)
  • -ité (French)
  • passive (English)
  • passif (French)
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