Synonyms and Antonyms of passive
receiving or enduring without offering resistance the union rank and file were surprisingly passive about the givebacks in the new labor contract Synonyms acquiescent, nonresistant, resigned, tolerant, tolerating, unresistant, yielding Related Words forbearing, impassive, long-suffering, patient, stoic (or stoical), uncomplaining; agreeable, amenable, compliant, complying, conformable, conformist, docile, guidable, law-abiding, obedient, pliable, pliant, subordinate, tractable, willing; obeisant, submissive, surrendering; amiable, obliging; slavish, subservient; disciplined, governable, manageable; apathetic, uncaring, unresponsive Near Antonyms defiant; contrary, contumacious, disobedient, froward, incompliant, insubordinate, insurgent, intractable, mutinous, rebellious, recalcitrant, refractory, restive, uncontrollable, ungovernable, unruly, untoward; balky, perverse, wayward, wrongheaded; headstrong, willful (or wilful); indomitable; undisciplined, unmanageable; dissident, nonconformist Antonyms protesting, resistant, resisting, unyielding
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