What is the opposite of aggressive?

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Adjective
Opposite of full of aggression or hostility
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“Simon's was able to make friends easily due to his friendly and amicable nature.”
Adjective
Opposite of behaving or done in a determined and forceful way
“His argument, both weak and unpersuasive, was met with silence from the audience.”
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by aggression in governmental foreign relations
“The new security advisor was more inclined to push for peaceful foreign policies.”
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Opposite of ambitious or difficult to achieve
“Tom has set himself the achievable goal of earning a black belt in karate within five years.”
Adjective
Opposite of marked by a likelihood to threaten the safety of a person or persons
“After a tumultuous period of torrential rainfall, the air has been surprisingly calm and pleasant.”
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Opposite of involving physical conflict, or having a propensity to use physical force
“I'm still a rebel, but express my anger in peaceful ways.”
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Opposite of behaving, spoken or done in a determined and forceful way
“Everyone in the room gasped at the best man's uninspiring speech.”
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Opposite of showing defiance
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Opposite of able to withstand strain or hardship
“His nervousness was apparent when he spoke with a shaky voice.”
Adjective
Opposite of marked by, or displaying, a boldness of character
“He may be old and meek, but his discipline remained resolute.”
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Opposite of in the way of, or appropriate to, a soldier
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Opposite of having or displaying a strong desire to be more successful than others
“It is difficult to conceive of an exercise situation in which there would be no differences in effort between competitive and noncompetitive individuals.”
Adjective
(of a plan or piece of work) Opposite of difficult to achieve, requiring great effort or ability
“For those who want to keep their grilling simple and fun, Weber has just released two new cookbooks filled with quick and easy recipes.”
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Opposite of antagonistic or hostile
“The majority, however, was supportive of the idea of a democracy.”
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Opposite of exerting influence in an oppressive manner
“Dr. Shetty is convinced that young doctors are becoming philanthropic, charitable, and spiritual.”
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Opposite of not restrained or held in check
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Opposite of able to endure hardship or pain
“Many considered Scott to be a soft person because of his inability to withstand physical pressure.”
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Opposite of persistent or pressing, often annoyingly so
Adjective
Opposite of rapid change
Adjective
Opposite of assertive in nature
“He walked into the meeting feeling insecure, unsure of having his demands met.”
Adjective
Opposite of forceful, or having an immediate impact
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Opposite of determined or passionate in interests or endeavors
“Julia had set many goals for herself but appeared indifferent when it came to achieving them.”
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Opposite of characterized by force or intensity
“He was remarkably stoical, which was even more impressive since he was suffering from a mild gastrointestinal upset at the time.”
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