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Correct spelling:
passive
Definition:
Unresisting; not acting.
Synonyms:
insensitive (adjective)
dispassionate, hardened, hard, indifferent, unemotional, detached, tough, hard-boiled, unconcerned, aloof, passionless, callous, cool, numb, stony, heartless, apathetic, unfeeling, emotionless, anesthetized, cold-blooded, uncompassionate, blunt, unsympathetic, insensitive, ruthless, hardhearted, nonchalant, objective.
inert (adjective)
languid, sedentary, languorous, immobile, lifeless, listless, insensible, motionless, inert, dormant, sluggish, still, stagnant, reposing, vegetative, idle, comatose, inactive, paralytic, static, inanimate, stationary, lethargic, catatonic, apathetic.
passive (adjective)
submissive, inactive, acquiescent, yielding, placid, idle, calm, complaisant, inert.
indifferent (adjective)
unconcerned, unwilling, disinterested, indifferent, uninterested, perfunctory, uncaring, lukewarm, easygoing, impartial, nonchalant, half-hearted, insouciant, cold, apathetic, detached, cool, dispassionate, neutral.
Other synonyms:
declarative, affected, nonoperational, resigned, unresistant, frequentative, forbearing, receptive, latent, undemonstrative, peaceable, inflected, deictic, resist, inactive, resigned, unresisting, blank, tolerating, compound, patient, impassive, conditional, complex, nonresistant, feminine, controlled, quiet, peaceful, passive voice, unresponsive, tolerant, restrained, resistless, enduring, supine, influenced, grammatical, nonviolent.
Examples of usage:
  1. From the very first he has said things that have stirred me up and put me in a fever; but he always seems to be cold and passive himself. - "Annie Kilburn A Novel", W. D. Howells.
  2. This is not a passive loyalty with us. - "Native Races and the War", Josephine Elizabeth Butler.
  3. Hitherto his weakness and confusion had left him passive. - "Stories by English Authors: Ireland", Various.

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