Meaning of “passive resistance” in the English Dictionary

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"passive resistance" in British English

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passive resistancenoun [ U ]

uk /ˌpæs.ɪv rɪˈzɪs.təns/ us /ˌpæs.ɪv rɪˈzɪs.təns/

the act of showing in a peaceful way that you oppose something, rather than using violence:

The Mahatma instigated several campaigns of passive resistance against the British government in India.

(Definition of “passive resistance” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"passive resistance" in American English

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passive resistancenoun [ U ]

us /ˈpæs·ɪv rɪˈzɪs·təns/

(Definition of “passive resistance” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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