- adj. 被动的，消极的；被动语态的
- n. 被动语态
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- passive (adj.)
- late 14c., in grammatical sense (opposed to active), Old French passif "suffering, undergoing hardship" (14c.) and directly from Latin passivus "capable of feeling or suffering," from pass-, past participle stem of pati "to suffer" (see passion). Meaning "not active" is first recorded late 15c.; sense of "enduring suffering without resistance" is from 1620s. Related: Passively. Passive resistance first attested 1819 in Scott's "Ivanhoe," used throughout 19c.; re-coined by Gandhi c. 1906 in South Africa. Passive-aggressive with reference to behavior is attested by 1971.
- 1. Even passive acceptance of the regime was a kind of collaboration.
- 2. She hates playing the sweet, passive women that audiences identify her with.
- 3. He played a passive role in the relationship.
- 4. In spite of my efforts the boy remained passive.
- 5. We should translate this sentence in passive voice.
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