passivism

[ pas-uh-viz-uhm ]
/ ˈpæs əˌvɪz əm /

noun

the quality of being passive.
the principle or practice of passive resistance.

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Origin of passivism

First recorded in 1900–05; passive + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM passivism

pas·siv·ist, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH passivism

activist, pacifist, passivist
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Example sentences from the Web for passivism

  • But the very term, passivism, is usually significant and goes very deep psychologically.

    The Moonlit Way|Robert W. Chambers

British Dictionary definitions for passivism

passivism
/ (ˈpæsɪˌvɪzəm) /

noun

the theory, belief, or practice of passive resistance
the quality, characteristics, or fact of being passive

Derived forms of passivism

passivist, noun, adjective
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Medical definitions for passivism

passivism
[ păsə-vĭz′əm ]

n.

Passive character, attitude, or behavior.
A pattern or attitude of submissiveness, especially in sexual relations.
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