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Meaning of PASSIVE RESISTANCE

Pronunciation:  'pasiv ri'zistuns

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate
 
 Synonyms: nonviolence, nonviolent resistance
 
 See Also: direct action, Satyagraha

 

 

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 Related Terms: a wise passiveness, acquiescence, amenability, challenge, civil disobedience, combative reaction, complaint, compliance, contemplation, contemplative life, counteraction, defiance, demur, disobedience, dispute, dissent, dissentience, do-nothing policy, do-nothingism, do-nothingness, dormancy, fractiousness, frowardness, humbleness, humility, idleness, immobility, inaction, inactivity, indiscipline, indocility, indolence, inertia, inertness, infraction, infringement, insubordination, intractability, laissez-aller, laissez-faire, laissez-faireism, lawbreaking, lawlessness, meditation, meekness, naughtiness, negativism, neutralism, neutrality, neutralness, noncompliance, nonconformity, noncooperation, noninvolvement, nonobedience, nonparticipation, nonresistance, nonviolence, nonviolent resistance, obedience, objection, obstinacy, opposition, pacifism, paralysis, passive self-annihilation, passiveness, passivism, passivity, policy, procrastination, protest, Quakerism, quiescence, quietism, reaction, rebuff, recalcitrance, recalcitrancy, recalcitration, recusancy, refractoriness, reluctance, remonstrance, renitence, renitency, repellence, repellency, repulse, repulsion, resignation, resistance, revolt, stagnancy, stagnation, stand, standpattism, stasis, submission, submissiveness, transgression, uncomplainingness, uncooperativeness, unduteousness, undutifulness, unsubmissiveness, vegetation, violation, vita contemplativa, waiting game, watching and waiting, waywardness, willful disobedience, withstanding
 

 

 

 

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