passive resistance noun
: a way of opposing the government without using violence especially by refusing to obey laws
: resistance especially to a government or an occupying power characterized mainly by noncooperation
First Known Use of PASSIVE RESISTANCE
Rhymes with PASSIVE RESISTANCE
Learn More About PASSIVE RESISTANCE
Seen & Heard
What made you want to look up passive resistance? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).