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Definition of "passivity" [pas•siv•i•ty]

  • The condition or quality of being passive; inactivity, quiescence, or submissiveness. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "passivity" in a sentence
  • "He also expressed disappointment at what he called the passivity of neighboring states, including South Africa, in the face of the suffering of Zimbabweans."
  • "U.S. ambassador to Zimbabwe Christopher Dell expressed disappointment at what he called the passivity of neighboring states, including South Africa, in the face of the suffering of"
  • "The most common rationale for his current passivity is that his plate is too full."