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Definition of Passive

Passive

  1. Not active, but acted upon; suffering or receiving impressions or influences; as, they were passive spectators, not actors in the scene.
  2. Receiving or enduring without either active sympathy or active resistance; without emotion or excitement; patient; not opposing; unresisting; as, passive obedience; passive submission.
  3. Inactive; inert; not showing strong affinity; as, red phosphorus is comparatively passive.
  4. Designating certain morbid conditions, as hemorrhage or dropsy, characterized by relaxation of the vessels and tissues, with deficient vitality and lack of reaction in the affected tissues.

Passive Quotations

The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes 'sight-seeing.'
Daniel J. Boorstin

Acceptance looks like a passive state, but in reality it brings something entirely new into this world. That peace, a subtle energy vibration, is consciousness.
Eckhart Tolle

Passive inactivity, because you have not been given specific instructions to do this or to do that, is a serious deficiency.
George C. Marshall

In my view, a philanthropist is anyone who gives anything - time, money, experience, skills or networks - in any amount, to create a better world. This is not how we once thought about philanthropy. The word used to conjure up something rather passive - sitting down and writing checks.
Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

It is unfortunate that Americans are no longer aware of what the constitution says and what their rights are. Because of that, we are often very passive about what happens when the government violates those rights.
James Bovard
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Passive Translations

passive in French is inactif
passive in Italian is passivo, inerte
passive in Spanish is inerte, pasivo
passive in Swedish is passiv
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