Origin of passive-aggressive
Related formspas·sive-ag·gres·sion, noun
Examples from the Web for passive-aggressive
His fits were passive-aggressive: He would claim to be sick, refuse to leave his TriBeCa apartment, or simply not show up.R.I.P. James Gandolfini: 8 Wild Stories About the Making of ‘The Sopranos’|Anna Klassen|June 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She spends her time carrying out a guerilla war of passive-aggressive acts against him that escalates with each passing day.
Woven into the narrative are G-chat logs, passive-aggressive emails, and all the trappings of the Frivolous Now.
Theirs is a mutually beneficial, passive-aggressive, love-hate relationship.
A passive-aggressive Royal claimed that she was “bruised” by the “very aggressive” attacks.
Yes, yes; that is the diagnosis, "personality pattern disturbance with schizoid features and passive-aggressive tendencies."
It is either a passive-dependent child or an aggressive child, and there is a passive-aggressive child.
Their passive-aggressive instincts are intact and on autopilot.After the Rain|Sam Vaknin
Lee has to be diagnosed as 'personality pattern disturbance with schizoid features and passive-aggressive tendencies.'
"Passive-aggressive tendencies" are fairly common in occurrence, are they not amongst people?