Passiveness

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Passiveness Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    passiveness n
  1. submission to others or to outside influences [syn: passivity]
  2. the trait of remaining inactive; a lack of initiative [syn: passivity]
Passiveness Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Passiveness \Pas"sive*ness\, n. The quality or state of being passive; unresisting submission. To be an effect implies passiveness, or the being subject to the power and action of its cause. --J. Edwards.
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    • The costs of somnolent passiveness
      Each time our rulers brag about the economic growth percentage higher than forecast, or other achievements that are more or less frequent in our existence, one of the structures of the Council of Europe “solemnly” warns them about increasing organization deficits which, in reality, are explained mostly through the somnolence of Romanian deputies in the Europea Read more on this news related to 'Passiveness'
    • My commute is a living hell
      Commuting to one’s job is often a more challenging task than the work itself. It is both physically and mentally draining, and requires a weighted balance of passiveness and aggressiveness.... Read more on this news related to 'Passiveness'

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