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[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


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