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passive–aggressive

adjective

Definition of passive–aggressive

  1. :  being, marked by, or displaying behavior characterized by the expression of negative feelings, resentment, and aggression in an unassertive passive way (as through procrastination and stubbornness)

passive–aggressive

noun


1946

First Known Use of passive–aggressive

1946


Medical Dictionary

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passive–aggressive

adjective

Medical Definition of passive–aggressive

  1. :  being, marked by, or displaying behavior characterized by expression of negative feelings, resentment, and aggression in an unassertive way (as through procrastination, stubbornness, and unwillingness to communicate) <a passive–aggressive personality>

passive–aggressively

adverb



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passive–aggressive

noun

Medical Definition of passive–aggressive

  1. :  a passive-aggressive individual




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