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noun as in fatalism

noun as in listlessness

noun as in nonagression

noun as in nonviolence

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noun as in passiveness

noun as in stoicism

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Example Sentences

As Brooks registers those words, Poitier’s face is so composed you could mistake its quietude for passivity.

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This is actually a sign of submissiveness, a sign of passivity, a sign of weakness.

The cuts introduced all sorts of harmful wrinkles and distortions into the tax code, in ways that privilege passivity over labor.

The first debate moved the polls because Obama, through his passivity, allowed Romney to shine.

Layoff seems to be the most commonly used word despite—or maybe because of—a passivity that cheats the impact of the experience.

Too large an American effort created passivity, he believed, and undermined the local government in the long term.

These historical warnings, however, should not become a justification for passivity.

From an active state of resistance the ego traversed a descending curve ending in absolute passivity.

Then he would relax his whole being and let himself be once more bewitched into passivity by clouds and waving grasses.

If then the active man be859 something qualified, "activity" and "passivity" should not be referred to relation.

Likewise, what is both "active" and "passive" becomes such in participating in "activity" and "passivity."

He quaffed deeply and exhaustively that cup of joy in the quiescence and passivity of complete happiness.


On this page you'll find 1003 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to passivity, such as: indifference, insensitivity, lethargy, aloofness, coldness, and coolness.

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