passive resistance


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passive resistance

n.
Noncooperation or noncompliance with the laws or directives of an authority, particularly of a government or occupying power, as a form of protest against injustice.

passive resister n.
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passive resistance

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) resistance to a government, law, etc, made without violence, as by fasting, demonstrating peacefully, or refusing to cooperate
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pas′sive resist′ance


n.
opposition to a government or to specific laws by the use of noncooperation or other nonviolent methods.
[1880–85]
pas′sive resist′er, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.passive resistance - peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperatepassive resistance - peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate
direct action - a protest action by labor or minority groups to obtain their demands
hunger strike - a voluntary fast undertaken as a means of protest
Satyagraha - the form of nonviolent resistance initiated in India by Mahatma Gandhi in order to oppose British rule and to hasten political reforms
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In this humour of passive resistance, and with his garment collected beneath him to keep his limbs from the wet pavement, Isaac sat in a corner of his dungeon, where his folded hands, his dishevelled hair and beard, his furred cloak and high cap, seen by the wiry and broken light, would have afforded a study for Rembrandt, had that celebrated painter existed at the period.
Weller and the guard try to squeeze the cod-fish into the boot, first head first, and then tail first, and then top upward, and then bottom upward, and then side-ways, and then long-ways, all of which artifices the implacable cod-fish sturdily resists, until the guard accidentally hits him in the very middle of the basket, whereupon he suddenly disappears into the boot, and with him, the head and shoulders of the guard himself, who, not calculating upon so sudden a cessation of the passive resistance of the cod-fish, experiences a very unexpected shock, to the unsmotherable delight of all the porters and bystanders.
As to which quantity there was a perpetual fight going on between the master and his form--the latter insisting, and enforcing by passive resistance, that it was the prescribed quantity of Homer for a shell lesson; the former, that there was no fixed quantity, but that they must always be ready to go on to fifty or sixty lines if there were time within the hour.
They are learning a hard lesson about the limits of coercion: passive resistance and active sabotage surround them.
Scholars have not paid sufficient attention, they argue, to his re-interpretation of the concept of passive resistance or non-violent protest in the neologism Satyagraha, literally holding fast to truth.
In modern era Tolstoy deeply influenced the thoughts of Gandhi who adopted the weapon of nonviolence and passive resistance against the apartheid-based policy of racists in South Africa.
The 'eye' of the storm is Mahatma Gandhi, whose non-violent 'passive resistance' that led to the independence of the country has now been shunned for a 'tooth-for-a-tooth' philosophy.
'The world knew him as Mahatma Gandhi ji because of his approach to non-violence and passive resistance movement.
education breaks through the passive resistance most employees have to
There were familiar and unfamiliar names--quite a few I didn't know, such as: Victor Schoelcher, The Opponent of Slavery, who was the Father of the abolition of slavery in the French colonies and Henry David Thoreau, The Protestor, the originator of passive resistance, who inspired Gandhi and Martin Luther King.
In Psychology, according to the American Psychiatric Association - and what higher authority could there be - passive-aggressive personality disorder manifests itself as a "pervasive pattern of negativistic attitudes and passive resistance to demands for adequate performance in social and occupational situations."