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Origin of passive resistance
OTHER WORDS FROM passive resistancepas·sive re·sist·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for passive resistance
Cultural definitions for passive resistance
A technique of demonstrating opposition to a government's activities simply by not cooperating with them. It is particularly associated with Mahatma Gandhi, who opposed violent revolution in his own country's fight for independence. (Compare civil disobedience and nonviolent resistance.)