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adjective as in passive


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In stark contrast with the sunny personality of his predecessor, Tony Blair, Brown's demeanor is dour, recessive and technocratic.

The Vinifera characters are wholly recessive in vine and foliage, the plant resembling very closely its American parent, Concord.

While those traits which are dominated by the other and opposite traits and do not appear in offspring, he styled "Recessive."

But any individual sex-cell, or gamete, cannot (according to his view) bear both Dominant and Recessive traits.

Thirdly, that the Dominant order of traits are paramount over and extinguish the Recessive order of traits.

The plant of Dominant type, though still bi-sexual, is making for a male genus; the Recessive type is making for a Female genus.

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On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to recessive, such as: receding, relapsing, dormant, inactive, latent, and regressive.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.