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synonyms for passiveness

  • disinterest
  • emotionlessness
  • indifference
  • passivity
  • resignation
  • unconcern
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antonyms for passiveness

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  • concern
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How to use passiveness in a sentence

This silence, this passiveness on the part of their hitherto aggressive and turbulent gaolers was portentous.
THE LUCK OF GERARD RIDGELEYBERTRAM MITFORD
Poetry stirs the Imagination, the Will, disturbs the passiveness that Beauty produces.
A LETTER ON SHAKSPERE'S AUTHORSHIP OF THE TWO NOBLE KINSMENWILLIAM SPALDING
But a man's passiveness to a beloved object of our sex may not, perhaps, argue want of courage on proper occasions.
CLARISSA, VOLUME 6 (OF 9)SAMUEL RICHARDSON
But passive architecture without help for its passiveness is unendurable.
THE STONES OF VENICE, VOLUME I (OF 3)JOHN RUSKIN
The provisions, for those who require them, I do not object to, but the passiveness is fatally injurious.
OFFICIAL REPORT OF THE NIGER VALLEY EXPLORING PARTY MARTIN ROBINSON DELANY
Thy mother enslaves thee, and thy passiveness meets only with hardships and abuse.
THE INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY, VOLUME 5, NO. 3, MARCH, 1852VARIOUS
She folded her hands with a passiveness which boded future ill.
THE GREY CLOAKHAROLD MACGRATH
In spite of the passiveness of the Queen's men, their hands were locked behind them with force bars about their wrists.
PLAGUE SHIPANDRE NORTON
A kind of dull passiveness came over me, which they mistook for resignation.
THE FORTUNES OF PHILIPPAANGELA BRAZIL
It is a genuine forest-nature, mute yet never inglorious, reciting uncomplainingly its lesson of passiveness and endurance.
A MIDSUMMER DRIVE THROUGH THE PYRENEESEDWIN ASA DIX
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WORDS RELATED TO PASSIVENESS

  • aloofness
  • coldness
  • coolness
  • detachment
  • disinterest
  • dispassion
  • disregard
  • dullness
  • emotionlessness
  • halfheartedness
  • heedlessness
  • indifference
  • insensibility
  • insensitivity
  • insouciance
  • lassitude
  • lethargy
  • listlessness
  • passiveness
  • passivity
  • stoicism
  • unconcern
  • unresponsiveness
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