English - Etymology
From Middle French, Old French passif, from Latin passivus (“serving to express the suffering of an action; in late Latin literally capable of suffering or feeling”), from pati (“to suffer”), past participle of passus; compare patient.
English - Pronunciation
English - Adjective
- Being subjected to an action without producing a reaction.
- Taking no action.
- (grammar) Being in the passive voice.
- (psychology) Being inactive and submissive in a relationship, especially in a sexual one.
- (finance) Not participating in management.
English - Noun
- (uncountable, grammar) The passive voice of verbs.
- (countable, grammar) A form of a verb that is in the passive voice.
English - External Links
French - Pronunciation
- IPA(key): /pa.siv/
French - Verb
Italian - Pronunciation
- IPA(key): /pas.ˈsi.ve/, [pas.siː.ve]
- Hyphenation: pas‧sì‧ve