passiveness

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Passiveness \Pas"sive*ness\, noun The quality or state of being passive; unresisting submission.

To be an effect implies passiveness, or the being subject to the power and action of its cause. --J. Edwards.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

passiveness

noun

1: submission to others or to outside influences [syn: {passivity}, {passiveness}]

2: the trait of remaining inactive; a lack of initiative [syn: {passivity}, {passiveness}]


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