- Also pas·sive·ness [pas-iv-nis] /ˈpæs ɪv nɪs/. the state or condition of being passive.
- chemical inactivity, especially the resistance to corrosion of certain metals when covered with a coherent oxide layer.
Origin of passivity
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Examples from the Web for passiveness
And particularly when passiveness can enable challengers to the leadership of political Islam to make headway.Tehran's Pitiful Bid For Attention
September 21, 2012
Reflects on the Harlowe family, and particularly on Mrs. Harlowe, for her passiveness.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
But it was absolutely necessary first that she should be reduced to passiveness.Romola
The strength in her was the strength of passiveness; she could endure, but she could not battle.Virginia
Even then Moslem passiveness proves often an immovable inertia.The Weird Orient
One is led to suppose, from their passiveness, that they are content with the system.A Five Years' Residence in Buenos Ayres
George Thomas Love
Word Origin and History for passiveness
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