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Adjective passive has 3 senses
  1. passive, inactive - lacking in energy or will; "Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself"- George Meredith
    Antonyms: active, activist, activistic, hands-on, proactive
  2. passive, peaceful - peacefully resistant in response to injustice; "passive resistance"
    Antonym: violent (indirect, via nonviolent)
  3. passive - expressing thatthe subject of the sentence is the patient of the action denoted by the verb; "academics seem to favor passive sentences"
    Antonym:
    active
Noun passive has 1 sense
  1. passive voice, passive - 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"
    --1 is a kind of voice
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