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passive
'passive' - used as an adjective
Synonyms for 'passive'
1. lacking in energy or will
Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself
2. peacefully resistant in response to injustice
passive resistance
3. expressing that the subject of the sentence is the patient of the action denoted by the verb
academics seem to favor passive sentences

'passive' - used as a noun
4. the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb
'The ball was thrown by the boy' uses the passive voice
'The ball was thrown' is an abbreviated passive
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