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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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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"
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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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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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