passive resistance

noun

Definition of passive resistance

: resistance especially to a government or an occupying power characterized mainly by noncooperation

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1779

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passive resistance

Definition of passive resistance for English Language Learners

  • : a way of opposing the government without using violence especially by refusing to obey laws


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