Synonyms of passive in English:

passive


See definition of passive

adjective

1‘he played only a passive role in the proceedings’

SYNONYMS

inactive, non-active, non-participative, non-participating, uninvolved, dormant, quiescent, inert

2‘the women were portrayed as passive victims’

SYNONYMS

submissive, acquiescent, unresisting, yielding, unassertive, non-resistant, compliant, complaisant, pliant, resigned, obedient, docile, tractable, malleable, pliable, meek, subdued, deferential, forbearing, long-suffering, patient, lamblike, non-violent, supine

non-aggressive

archaic resistless

ANTONYMS

active, assertive

3‘the woman's face was passive’

SYNONYMS

emotionless, impassive, indifferent, unemotional, unmoved, unconcerned, dispassionate, passionless, detached, unresponsive, undemonstrative, remote, aloof, calm, apathetic, phlegmatic, lifeless