[ pas-uh-viz-uh m ]
/ ˈpæs əˌvɪz əm /
- passive-aggressive personality,
- passive-dependent personality,
- passo fundo,
Origin of passivism
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/ (ˈpæsɪˌvɪzəm) /
the theory, belief, or practice of passive resistance
the quality, characteristics, or fact of being passive
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[ păs′ə-vĭz′əm ]
Passive character, attitude, or behavior.
A pattern or attitude of submissiveness, especially in sexual relations.
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