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synonyms for passivity

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

antonyms for passivity

MOST RELEVANT
  • interest
  • care
  • concern
  • feeling
  • passion
  • sensitivity
  • sympathy
  • warmth
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                    How to use passivity in a sentence

                    As Brooks registers those words, Poitier’s face is so composed you could mistake its quietude for passivity.
                    WHY ALL ACTORS—AND THE WORLD—OWE A DEBT TO SIDNEY POITIERSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKJANUARY 7, 2022TIME
                    This is actually a sign of submissiveness, a sign of passivity, a sign of weakness.
                    EXUDE POWER AND CONFIDENCE WITH BETTER BODY LANGUAGEJOHN KENNEDYAUGUST 13, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
                    From an active state of resistance the ego traversed a descending curve ending in absolute passivity.
                    DOPESAX ROHMER
                    Then he would relax his whole being and let himself be once more bewitched into passivity by clouds and waving grasses.
                    SINISTER STREET, VOL. 1COMPTON MACKENZIE
                    If then the active man be859 something qualified, "activity" and "passivity" should not be referred to relation.
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                    Likewise, what is both "active" and "passive" becomes such in participating in "activity" and "passivity."
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                    He quaffed deeply and exhaustively that cup of joy in the quiescence and passivity of complete happiness.
                    THE CONQUEST OF ROMEMATILDE SERAO
                    Yet it pleased, it somewhat relieved, his kinsman to see his passivity as not a little foolish.
                    THE TRAGIC MUSEHENRY JAMES
                    The disgusting erudition, the lazy, inactive passivity, the timid submission.
                    WE PHILOLOGISTS, VOLUME 8 (OF 18)FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE
                    But the exclusion of freedom is physical necessity; the exclusion of passivity is moral necessity.
                    THE AESTHETICAL ESSAYSFRIEDRICH SCHILLER
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