passivism

passivism

[pas-uh-viz-uhm]
noun
1.
the quality of being passive.
2.
the principle or practice of passive resistance.

Origin:
1900–05; passive + -ism

passivist, noun

activist, pacifist, passivist.
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passivism (ˈpæsɪˌvɪzəm)
 
n
1.  the theory, belief, or practice of passive resistance
2.  the quality, characteristics, or fact of being passive
 
'passivist
 
n, —adj

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passivism pas·siv·ism (pās'ə-vĭz'əm)
n.

  1. Passive character, attitude, or behavior.

  2. A pattern or attitude of submissiveness, especially in sexual relations.

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