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.

passive resistance

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

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.
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.
Indeed, Auditors and inspectors face lies, Significant emotional burdens, Passive resistance, And even intimidation.
Tamil prisoners who had earlier embarked on continuous fasting in a passive resistance urging to re-transfer their cases back to Vavuniya High Court from Anuradhapura Special High Court had filed an appeal in the Court of Appeal against the Attorney General and the Terrorist Investigation Division(TID).
For us, it's passive resistance and disobedience," Mr Ferrer said.
As an ordinary Berlin couple they begin a quiet campaign of passive resistance against the Nazi regime.
Organisers smuggled in ballot boxes before dawn and urged voters to use passive resistance against police.
More than 3,000 police officers and soldiers were clearing the buildings of the Amona outpost against passive resistance Wednesday, after spending four hours trying to persuade the residents still holding out there to leave their homes voluntarily.
The last chapter reports on strategies used by ordinary Belarusian people to cope with the repressive policies of the Soviet government, such as forms of active and passive resistance, departure and migration, and secret observance of religion.
Packing a lot into its running time, the film uses animation, recreations and interviews with those there at the time to paint a compelling, if bleak, hymn to passive resistance.
Inspired by Flower Power-a slogan used during the late 1960s as a symbol of passive resistance and