Passiveness Pas"sive*ness, n. The quality or state of being passive; unresisting submission. [1913 Webster]

To be an effect implies passiveness, or the being subject to the power and action of its cause. --J. Edwards. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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