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What is another word for passive?

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Adjective
Accepting or allowing what happens or what others do, without active response or resistance
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“An underacknowledged distinction in studies of legitimacy centers on whether the organization seeks active support or merely passive acquiescence.”
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Not actively participating in an activity or interaction
“The mayor has taken a passive role in regard to the accreditation of probation departments.”
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Inactive or still, without motion
“There is an equilibrium between active molecules and passive molecules at a given temperature.”
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Showing little or no feeling or emotion
“He wasn't sure why Gene was merely meeting the boy's glare with a calm, passive look on his face.”
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Showing no interest, vigor, determination, or enthusiasm
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Lacking vigor, vitality, or excitement
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Lacking sufficient power or strength
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Timid in character, or generally lacking in self-confidence
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Existing in a latent or dormant state
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Not excessively showy or lively
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Stiff or formal in behaviour or style
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Lacking strength of character to follow one's own principles
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Pleasant and amicable in nature
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Of or pertaining to fatalism
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