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passive

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Pronunciation

Adjective

passive (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
passive

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Being subjected to an action without producing a reaction.
  2. Taking no action.
    He remained passive during the protest.
  3. (grammar) Being in the passive voice.
    The passive form of “A meteorite hit the earth” is “The earth was hit by a meteorite.”
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Being inactive and submissive in a relationship, especially in a sexual one.
  5. (finance) Not bearing interest.

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Derived terms

Noun

Singular
passive

Plural
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passive ({{{1}}})
  1. (uncountable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The passive voice of verbs.
  2. (countable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A form of a verb that is in the passive voice.

Translations


Italian

Adjective

passive pl.

  1. Feminine form of passivo.

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