passive-aggressive


passive-aggressive
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: being, marked by, or displaying behavior characterized by the expression of negative feelings, resentment, and aggression in an unassertive passive way (as through procrastination, stubbornness, and uncommunicativeness)

a passive-aggressive personality

passive-aggressive noun

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ˌpassive-agˈgressive 8 [passive-aggressive] adjective
being angry without expressing your anger openly, but resisting people in authority by refusing to do what they want or to accept responsibility for your actions

He exhibited passive-aggressive tendencies.

Passive-aggressive behaviour often stems from repressed anger.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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