pas·​siv·​ism ˈpa-si-ˌvi-zəm How to pronounce passivism (audio)
: a passive attitude, behavior, or way of life
passivist noun

Word History

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of passivism was in 1872

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Cite this Entry

“Passivism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

Medical Definition


pas·​siv·​ism ˈpas-iv-ˌiz-əm How to pronounce passivism (audio)
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