passivism


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pas·siv·ism

 (păs′ə-vĭz′əm)
n.
Passive character, attitude, quality, or behavior.

pas′siv·ist n.

passivism

(ˈpæsɪˌvɪzəm)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the theory, belief, or practice of passive resistance
2. the quality, characteristics, or fact of being passive
ˈpassivist n, adj

pas•siv•ism

(ˈpæs əˌvɪz əm)

n.
1. the quality of being passive.
2. the principle or practice of passive resistance.
[1900–05]
pas′siv•ist, n.

passivism

1. the state or quality of being inactive, of not participating.
2. the doctrine or advocacy of a passive policy, as passive resistance. — passivist, n.
See also: Attitudes
1. the state or quality of being passive.
2. the doctrine or advocacy of a passive policy, as passive resistance. — passivist, n.
See also: Politics
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.passivism - the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
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That ontology has five characteristic features, which I refer to as: smallism, physicalism, determinism, passivism, and closure (Gorski 2015).
The Punjab politics became more dynamic in the early 20th century when both the communities came out from passivism to activism.
Instead of promoting creative individuals, moved by a personal liberty and an active responsibility in the face of perceived challenges, it generates social passivism and exaggerated expectations.
In response to such argument Abraham denigrates both Liberation Theology and Passivism as an illusions and cites the example of the Mennonites and the philosophy of their Goshen College for the latter.
Here, systemic activism is the norm while systemic passivism turns out to be an exception.
Believing that boycott is an indication of their passivism, Sami said that if the state continues to exclude the young sector from the decision-making process, they would have no other resorts than extremism and violence.
Liberalism has been on the side of passivism, in the face of danger; it has been on the side of appeasement, when confronted with aggressive acts of injustice; and finally, in America today, as in England yesterday, liberalism has been on the side of "isolation" when confronted with the imminent threat of a worldwide upsurgence of barbarism.
Liberalism has been on the side of passivism in the face of danger,'' he wrote.
Tom Yoder Neufeld, "Varieties of Contemporary Mennonite Peace Witness: From Passivism to Pacifism, From Nonresistance to Resistance," Conrad Grebe
To millions of Russia's educated class, he was also a spiritual leader who counseled universal respect for human rights, nonviolent resistance to established authority, and passivism.
American passivism is not limited to the failure to use military power.