Dictionary.com

passive-aggressive personality

[ pas-iv-uh-gres-iv ]
/ ˈpæs ɪv əˈgrɛs ɪv /
Save This Word!

noun Psychiatry.
a personality disorder characterized by aggressive behavior expressed in passive ways, as procrastination, stubbornness, or pouting.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!
Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use passive-aggressive personality in a sentence

Medical definitions for passive-aggressive personality

passive-aggressive personality

n.
A personality disorder in which aggressive feelings are manifested in passive ways, especially through stubbornness, procrastination, and inefficiency so as to resist adequate social and occupational performance.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK