What is another word for passiveness?

198 synonyms found


[ pˈasɪvnəs], [ pˈasɪvnəs], [ p_ˈa_s_ɪ_v_n_ə_s]

Passiveness refers to the state of being submissive, inactive, or indifferent. Synonyms for passiveness include docility, acquiescence, complacency, apathy, inertia, lethargy, listlessness, indifference, and resignation. Docility describes a state of willingness to obey, while acquiescence suggests acceptance of something without protest. Complacency implies a self-satisfaction that can lead to overconfidence, and apathy suggests a lack of interest or emotion. Inertia means a tendency to do nothing or remain unchanged, while lethargy and listlessness convey a sense of sluggishness or laziness. Indifference refers to a lack of concern or feeling, and resignation suggests a defeatist attitude towards a situation.

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What are the opposite words for passiveness?

Passiveness is the quality of being inactive or without much response. Some antonyms for passiveness are activity, aggressiveness, animation, and assertiveness. Such words reflect an opposition to the state of passiveness, involving a willingness to take action, show initiative, or express oneself confidently. Activity suggests movement and energy, while aggressiveness connotes forcefulness and determination. Animation refers to liveliness and liveliness, while assertiveness denotes a willingness to speak one's mind and stand up for oneself. The use of antonyms for passiveness can help express a variety of moods and contexts, including urgency, excitement, and the need for change.

Usage examples for Passiveness

By faith, rather than by works; by reception, rather than by conquest; by wise passiveness, rather than by restless haste; by calm and silence, rather than by noise and talk, our sensitiveness to Nature's charms is deepened and developed.
"Practical Ethics"
William DeWitt Hyde
Nor less I deem that there are powers Which of themselves our minds impress; That we can feed these minds of ours In a wise passiveness.
"Practical Ethics"
William DeWitt Hyde
But a passiveness that would have belonged to an invalid or a sluggish temperament seemed unlike the strong man Rosalind knew him for, and she guessed from it that there was more behind.
"Somehow Good"
William de Morgan

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