Origin of passivism
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Related Wordsresignation, capitulation, humility, assent, prostration, appeasement, servility, obedience, acquiescence, deference, humbleness, tractability, malleability, surrender, yielding, meekness, subjection, docility, passivity, nonresistance
Examples from the Web for passivism
But the very term, passivism, is usually significant and goes very deep psychologically.The Moonlit Way
Robert W. Chambers
- the theory, belief, or practice of passive resistance
- the quality, characteristics, or fact of being passive
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- Passive character, attitude, or behavior.
- A pattern or attitude of submissiveness, especially in sexual relations.
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