[pas-iv-uh-gres-iv] /ˈpæs ɪv əˈgrɛs ɪv/
denoting or pertaining to a personality type or behavior marked by the expression of negative emotions in passive, indirect ways, as through manipulation or noncooperation:
a passive-aggressive employee who often misses deadlines.
(psychoanal) of or relating to a personality that harbours aggressive emotions while behaving in a calm or detached manner
- Passive-aggressive personality
[pas-iv-uh-gres-iv] /ˈpæs ɪv əˈgrɛs ɪv/ noun, Psychiatry. 1. 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.