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passive


I - noun
the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb
- 'The ball was thrown by the boy' uses the passive voice
- 'The ball was thrown' is an abbreviated passive
Syn:
passive voice
Ant:
active voice (for: passive voice)
Hypernyms:
voice

II - adjective
1. lacking in energy or will (Freq. 5)
- "Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself"- George Meredith
Syn:
inactive
Ant:
active
Similar to:
hands-off, resistless, supine, unresisting
Derivationally related forms:
inactiveness (for: inactive), inactivity (for: inactive), passivity, passiveness
Attrubites:
passivity, passiveness
2. peacefully resistant in response to injustice (Freq. 1)
- passive resistance
Syn:
peaceful
Similar to:
nonviolent
Derivationally related forms:
peacefulness (for: peaceful), passiveness
3. expressing that the subject of the sentence is the patient of the action denoted by the verb
- academics seem to favor passive sentences
Ant:
active
Topics:
grammar

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