Nouns (2)

passive voice, passive
n. 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"

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Adjectives (5)

inactive, passive
adj. lacking in energy or will; "Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself"- George Meredith
passive
adj. expressing that the subject of the sentence is the patient of the action denoted by the verb; "academics seem to favor passive sentences"
peaceful, passive
adj. peacefully resistant in response to injustice; "passive resistance"

Fuzzynyms (14)

abeyant, dormant
adj. inactive but capable of becoming active; "her feelings of affection are dormant but easily awakened"
torpid, soggy, sluggish, inert
adj. slow and apathetic; "she was fat and inert"; "a sluggish worker"; "a mind grown torpid in old age"
compliant
adj. disposed or willing to comply; "children compliant with the parental will"
good-tempered, even-tempered, placid, equable
adj. not easily irritated; "an equable temper"; "not everyone shared his placid temperament"; "remained placid despite the repeated delays"
biddable, acquiescent
adj. willing to carry out the orders or wishes of another without protest; "too acquiescent to challenge authority"
lifeless
adj. lacking animation or excitement or activity; "the party being dead we left early"; "it was a lifeless party until she arrived"

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Antonyms (5)

active voice, active
n. the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb; "`The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice"
active
adj. disposed to take action or effectuate change; "a director who takes an active interest in corporate operations"; "an active antagonism"; "he was active in drawing attention to their grievances"
active
adj. expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor: "Hemingway favors active constructions"
violent
adj. acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity; "a violent attack"; "a violent person"; "violent feelings"; "a violent rage"; "felt a violent dislike"

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