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passivism

[pas-uh-viz-uh m] /ˈpæs əˌvɪz əm/
noun
1.
the quality of being passive.
2.
the principle or practice of passive resistance.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; passive + -ism
Related forms
passivist, noun
Can be confused
activist, pacifist, passivist.
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British Dictionary definitions for passivist

passivism

/ˈpæsɪˌvɪzəm/
noun
1.
the theory, belief, or practice of passive resistance
2.
the quality, characteristics, or fact of being passive
Derived Forms
passivist, noun, adjective
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Word Origin and History for passivist
n.

1895, originally in reference to sex roles, from passive + -ist.

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passivist in Medicine

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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