Definition of passive adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    passive

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈpæsɪv//
     
     
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  1. 1accepting what happens or what people do without trying to change anything or oppose them He played a passive role in the relationship. a passive observer of events She wore a passive expression on her face as if she didn't care what happened.
  2. 2 (grammar) connected with the form of a verb used when the subject is affected by the action of the verb, for example “He was bitten by a dog.” is a passive sentence compare active
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    adverb
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