resignation, indifference, passivity, unconcern.
Yes- try me and see," was Anna's brief answer, which somewhat puzzled her mother, who would in reality have preferred opposition to this unnatural passiveness.
But the rioters, inflamed by the wine they had found in sacking the Mansion- House, and encouraged by the passiveness
of the troops, had become entirely masters of the situation.
The attitude of the poetÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬Ã¢âÂ¢ s mind in the composition of these earlier poems was that of a genial passiveness
rather than that of creative activity.