[pas-iv-uh-gres-iv] /ˈpæs ɪv əˈgrɛs ɪv/
a personality disorder characterized by aggressive behavior expressed in passive ways, as procrastination, stubbornness, or pouting.
passive-aggressive personality n.
A personality disorder in which aggressive feelings are manifested in passive ways, especially through stubbornness, procrastination, and inefficiency so as to resist adequate social and occupational performance.
- Passive anaphylaxis
passive anaphylaxis n. An anaphylactic response in a nonsensitized individual caused by inoculation with serum from a sensitized individual. Also called antiserum anaphylaxis.
- Passive clot
passive clot n. A clot that is formed in an aneurysmal sac following the cessation of circulation through the aneurysm.
- Passive congestion
passive congestion n. Congestion in a part of the body caused by the obstruction or slowing of drainage of venous blood.
- Passive-dependent personality
[pas-iv-di-pen-duh nt] /ˈpæs ɪv dɪˈpɛn dənt/ noun, Psychiatry. 1. a personality disorder characterized by a lack of self-confidence and self-reliance and consequent surrender to and dependence on others to take responsibility for major areas of one’s life.