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passivism

[pas-uh-viz-uh m]
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noun
  1. the quality of being passive.
  2. the principle or practice of passive resistance.
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Origin of passivism

First recorded in 1900–05; passive + -ism
Related formspas·siv·ist, noun
Can be confusedactivist pacifist passivist
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British Dictionary definitions for passivist

passivism

noun
  1. the theory, belief, or practice of passive resistance
  2. the quality, characteristics, or fact of being passive
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Derived Formspassivist, noun, adjective
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Word Origin and History for passivist

n.

1895, originally in reference to sex roles, from passive + -ist.

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passivist in Medicine

passivism

(păsə-vĭz′əm)
n.
  1. Passive character, attitude, or behavior.
  2. A pattern or attitude of submissiveness, especially in sexual relations.
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