Synonym of passive

Alternative for passive

Adjective

Accepting or allowing what happens or what others do, without active response or resistance
acquiescent resigned submissive compliant docile unresisting yielding unassertive tractable complaisant forbearing long-suffering non-resistant obedient patient pliant deferential lamblike lifeless malleable meek nonresistant nonviolent non-violent pliable receptive subdued tolerant tolerating unresistant non-aggressive quiescent resistless supine asleep bearing cool disinterested enduring flaccid flat idle laid-back latent moony motionless poker-faced quiet reflexive sleepy static stolid unflappable unreceptive hands off going through motions walking through it biddable amenable accommodating manageable dutiful humble mild tame willing subservient conformable law-abiding obliging obsequious servile longanimous gentle agreeable persuadable governable controllable bootlicking persuasible obeisant easy cooperative stoical accepting timid ingratiating self-effacing stoic abject philosophical duteous ductile uncomplaining flexible peaceable slavish teachable grovelling manipulable self-abasing milky fawning cringing soft menial sycophantic groveling under one's thumb unprotesting fatalistic calm spiritless nonresisting adaptable complying lowly unassuming ready respectful toadying cowering downtrodden easily handled mean easygoing well-behaved docious subject game serene orderly lenient ignoble Uriah Heepish in one's pocket in one's power in one's clutches at one's beck and call defeatist consenting assenting acceding agreeing conforming approving trusting gullible workable conformist weak-kneed mellow usable childlike complacent truckling putty in one's hands impressionable reconciled inferior snivelling convincible easily manipulated consentient assentient accordant modest suggestible acquiescing suasible assentive susceptive peaceful easily influenced adapted well-disposed genial phlegmatic renouncing cordial satisfied relinquishing adjusted accommodated dancing sniveling easily swayed unpretentious easily persuaded well-trained at one's mercy a slave to shy demure reverent retiring good observant under control disciplined down-to-earth diffident well trained well disciplined unambitious unobtrusive base craven devoted loyal honoring faithful sheeplike attentive regardful venerating reverential honouring hearsome unquestioning unctuous wishy-washy pabulum Milquetoast zero cowed nothing plain fearful oily low oleaginous understanding composed greasy toadyish wrapped around finger on a string dominated slimy brown-nosing cringey smarmy soapy forelock-tugging arse-licking excessively deferential apple-polishing sucky indulgent considerate browbeaten subjugated bullied oppressed ass-kissing imperturbable even-tempered forgiving unexcitable non-resisting intimidated repressed eating crow eating humble pie beggarly despicable persistent easy-going kind persevering nagged constrained uxorious unruffled equanimous restrained self-possessed untiring inexcitable mild-tempered tranquil henpecked impassive good-natured philosophic fortitudinous led by the nose tied to someone's apron strings under the thumb subjected to nagging ground down wife-ridden under someone's heel treated like dirt without a mind of one's own in fear of one's partner self-controlled with the patience of Job self-restrained spineless under someone's thumb domesticated obeying bowing down comformable giving-in kowtowing subordinate surrendering amiable placable trainable disciplinable handleable susceptible responsive influenceable polite decent courteous helpful friendly civil well behaved proper supple conciliatory civilized weak happy flattering willing to please mannerly open thoughtful moldable generous go-with-the-flow transformable bendy easily led well-mannered honourable honorable righteous civilised unwarlike solid virtuous neighbourly mealy-mouthed neighborly moral ethical eager nonbelligerent keen diplomatic glad enthusiastic adjustable wimpish lawful peace-loving seemly disposed dedicated deferent prostrate unselfish weak-minded pusillanimous eager to please filial kindly wussy like putty in one's hands sympathetic eager to help supportive cheerful pleasant brownnosing parasitic favorable favourable feeble-minded adulatory decorous charitable weak-willed saponaceous affable rolls with punches putty in hands good-tempered good-humored good-humoured like putty in your hands well mannered acceptive peacekeeping mouldable compromising unformed tameable ungrudging following bendable under someone's control submitting inexperienced crawling tamable willing to compromise awed controlled plastic giving bending versatile spongy putty lithy trained untroublesome convenient amendable credulous conscientious concurring solicitous ingratiatory able to be influenced creeping onside arse-kissing universal protean resilient all-round all-around multiskilled responsible punctilious encourageable selfless ruly in accord in agreement accessible companionable useful forthcoming suckholing bowing scraping sycophant frightened boneless sequacious changeable at peace obligatory binding mindful bowing and scraping sheepish supplicatory indecisive irresolute glad to be of assistance well brought up well-brought-up fulsome timorous hesitant tentative apprehensive pacific incumbent on benevolent yellow-bellied without guts smooth honest placid amicable mim self-conscious sycophantish magnanimous pacifist glib correct sweet gracious nice infirm doubtful feeble non-combative non-belligerent inoffensive conflict-free dovish like a lamb to the slaughter bighearted breezy altruistic moderate warmhearted pacifistic high-minded worthy principled right-minded hypocritical plausible slick softie marshmallow irenic dovelike anti-war still lily-livered cowardly gutless chicken vacillating namby-pamby well disposed warm-hearted good-hearted kind-hearted favourably disposed crouching enslaved stipendiary sneaking parasitical compliable clean-living upstanding upright restful undisturbed balmy gushy hagiographical smooth-talking gushing hagiographic familial ordered pacificatory hospitable straight just respectable bland insinuating smooth-tongued cajoling coaxing suave loving above board accommodative sonly sororal family fraternal affectionate daughterly inclined handy prepared pleased user friendly on tap on deck befitting a son or daughter content willing to help set predisposed prone desirous zealous one fain minded in favour so minded so-minded of a mind in favor in the mood like-minded nothing loath in accord with

Adjective

Being inactive and submissive in a relationship, especially in a sexual one
inactive inert non-active non-participating non-participative uninvolved dormant quiescent lethargic sluggish listless torpid idle slothful indolent apathetic lazy dull sleepy slow lackadaisical languid slack lifeless slow-moving heavy supine drowsy stagnant laggard phlegmatic enervated dilatory tired somnolent leaden languorous unenergetic indifferent quiet shiftless lymphatic leisurely tardy dreamy spiritless lax lagging static fatigued comatose motionless procrastinating laid-back slumberous ponderous unresponsive plodding limp careless dawdling measured creeping slow-going crawling weary do-nothing impassive dopey deliberate snaillike fainéant easy inattentive delaying moderate loitering faineant blah tortoiselike postponing flat slow-paced uninterested weak sedentary depressed dozy immobile submissive unmoving hebetudinous languishing draggy dead snoozy laissez-faire gradual slow-footed negligent still peaceful effete latent unhurried heedless numb declining stagnating narcotic yawny lukewarm insouciant fallow abstracted gentle paralyzed paralysed sluggardly stupefied unenthusiastic dying moribund stupid stuporous dallying logy down neurasthenic asthenic relaxed offhand half-hearted debilitated otiose slapdash moony exhausted energyless slap-happy casual remiss insensible easygoing pococurante lacklustre lackluster without energy out of it work-shy unassertive vegetating loafing insensitive reactive bone idle unproductive burned out somnific flagging spent spineless yielding vigourless vacant drowsing nebbish stretchy stolid wimpy sleepyhead stationary acquiescent docile servile pliant uncaring hibernating drugged sleeping mopish steady sedate inconscious cold out tortoise-like unrushed laboured comfortable undemanding heavy-eyed passionless bloodless aimless silent serene resting smooth vegged out dead to the world out to lunch out cold absent neutral bored having spring fever pokey dragging leaden-footed snail-paced poking poky snail-like dillydallying unreactive bovine lacking in energy unconcerned feeble neglectful unoccupied laggy lollygagging late behindhand deactivated slumbering undisturbed calm in abeyance inoperative asleep placid tranquil half asleep disinterested incurious sentimental romantic halfhearted Laodicean daydreaming labored imperceptible derelict sleepyheaded stiff lumpish mooney sullen off sluggard drippy lacking energy easy going laid back unruffled unagitated inefficient slipshod stock-still procrastinative incompetent spring fever disregardful delinquent disorganized neglecting sloppy disorderly at rest asleep at the wheel disorganised slovenly easy-going workshy asleep on the job unprofessional regardless permissive benumbed sodden

Adjective

Showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern
emotionless impassive detached dispassionate indifferent passionless remote unconcerned undemonstrative unemotional unmoved unresponsive aloof apathetic calm phlegmatic cool listless uninterested lukewarm lackadaisical lethargic unfeeling lazy unenthusiastic stolid perfunctory cold stoical cold-blooded numb impassible affectless uncaring tepid stoic disinterested half-hearted lacklustre spiritless languid neutral lackluster unambitious uninvolved flat casual laid-back unenterprising unassertive unthrusting expressionless insensitive frigid Laodicean bored irresolute tame unaspiring blah feeble dry reluctant cursory unwilling weak unimpressed unexcited lifeless blasé insensible pococurante torpid sluggish nonchalant supine inert incurious untouched draggy wimpy callous moony placid heavy dull unexcitable deadpan matter-of-fact withdrawn what the hell could care less couldn't care less unflappable don't give a damn unsympathetic poker-faced unconvincing subdued limp easygoing energyless dreamy relaxed slapdash weakly lame uneager meager paltry nonresponsive offhand inexpressive meagre unenthused vacant catatonic empty blank damp halfhearted wooden being lazy complacent insouciant clinical uncurious bovine not enthusiastic inactive enduring sober indomitable resigned philosophic imperturbable self-controlled superficial desultory negative taking your time faint groggy desensitized lymphatic tranquil uncompassionate just watching the clock not giving a damn desensitised unloving along for the ride unapproachable restrained icy distant impartial cold-hearted ardorless chilly thick-skinned impervious impotent inhibited rigid stiff repellent unbending unromantic forbidding formal frosty cold-shoulder austere loveless non-committal unmotivated droopy dispirited reserved unruffled glacial impersonal stony heartless serene collected cool, calm and collected chill composed controlled reticent equable unperturbed unaffected uncommunicative hard-hearted offish unsociable standoffish nonplussed heedless self-contained unfriendly long-suffering patient unwelcoming rational taciturn forbearing untroubled fatalistic accepting uncomplaining objective unexpressive philosophical unworried sedate haughty stony-hearted supercilious dead bland hollow toneless stand-offish asocial unclubbable antisocial standoff oblivious hardened nowhere nonemotional unimpassioned immovable heedless of careless buttoned-up oblivious to cold-eyed inattentive stony-eyed sangfroid unaffectionate contained inscrutable unfazed close unforthcoming secretive guarded starchy unimpressible insusceptible indurated unrevealing inexcitable insolent annoyed offended impudent impertinent procacious solitary unstirred level-headed businesslike cool-headed hard-headed dry-eyed undismayed pokerfaced longanimous self-possessed carefree unagitated unsentimental logical tolerant accommodating blithe unimpressionable indulgent easy-going realistic even-tempered straight-faced laid back immune practical quiet coldhearted obdurate marble hard-boiled happy-go-lucky devil-may-care unmindful resolute enlightened wise profound temperate deep deep-thinking learned moral ethical easy unanxious insensate impervious to stubborn unyielding immune to lighthearted slaphappy gay lightsome debonair unmindful of proof against deaf to with the patience of Job feckless deaf undisturbed unbothered not bothered without a care in the world at ease blind not giving a toss forgetful negligent undaunted self-centred self-centered going with the flow rolling with the punches unconcerned about unbiased equitable offhand about uninvolved with apathetic towards casual about nonchalant about uncaring about unprejudiced nonpartisan apathetic about regardless uninvolved in uninterested in regardless of frivolous about bored by evenhanded candid just equal fair reckless about careless of cavalier about dismissive of square mindless of unimpressed by weary of lukewarm about unmoved by phlegmatic about unresponsive to nonaligned unenthusiastic about scornful unsocial not giving a monkey's unaroused silent diffident superior highbrow inhospitable disdainful unkind hardhearted hostile hard-eyed antiseptic brittle uncordial clammy gelid

Adjective

(of a person) Not having or showing a confident and forceful personality
unassertive meek diffident retiring self-effacing timid unassuming mousy timorous backward bashful modest submissive aw-shucks hesitant humble shrinking shy unconfident unforthcoming insecure unsure anxious uncertain apprehensive fearful nervous self-conscious unassured self-doubting lacking confidence lacking self-confidence not self-assured wimpy weak lacking in confidence not confident lacking assurance worried doubtful afraid antsy jumpy uptight queazy goosey jittery aflutter nervy dithery tense atwitter upset perturbed hinky queasy inhibited troubled introverted unquiet edgy uneasy vague hung up ill at ease choked questioning Delphic touchy unpoised het up on thin ice hanging by thread touch and go up in the air reserved reticent withdrawn demure coy quiet sheepish recessive restrained skittish unobtrusive reluctant blushing unpretentious fearsome tremulous silent embarrassed wary fainthearted scary constrained mild unpresuming mousey shamefaced suspicious lowly withdrawing chary rabbity nice cowering simple unostentatious yellow gutless faint-hearted secretive subdued plain unresponsive abashed prim frightened cowardly inconspicuous down-to-earth unpretending temperate doubting reclusive unsociable introvert proper undemonstrative coquettish seemly mim kittenish overmodest chaste prudish distrustful media-shy costive arch flirtatious repressed docile uncommunicative apologetic taciturn weak-kneed trembling quaking ineffectual frustrated guarded unaffected natural genuine simpering ashamed intimidated lily-livered cowed spineless uncomfortable low-key unaggressive easily frightened lacking courage artless unambitious ordinary ingenuous dubious blenching flinching tongue-tied low-profile unnoticeable passionless cold irresolute spiritless feeble wimpish sissy trepidatious yellow-bellied chicken evasive keeping a low profile unemotional colourless indeterminate pale colorless having cold feet poor-spirited faint recreant scared tentative shuddering distant standoffish bottled up seclusive private secret eremitic soft-spoken unboastful discreet hermitic anchoritic eremitical unaffable unexpansive nongregarious decorous not forward prissy moderate resigned prudent sober respectable strait-laced ladylike sedate staid decent innocent virginal pure maidenly virtuous priggish old-maidish straight puritanical goody-goody starchy retired niminy-piminy affected square prim and proper close earnest serious solemn verecund recoiling blushful easily embarrassed

Adjective

Stiff or formal in behaviour or style
frigid formal icy stiff aloof austere chilly forbidding unfeeling unresponsive cold cool frosty unapproachable unfriendly distant flinty indifferent steely stony wooden impersonal rigid unemotional unenthusiastic unsmiling antiseptic arctic brittle chill clammy cold-blooded cold-eyed coldish frozen gelid glacial hard-eyed lifeless lukewarm remote repellent reserved unbending uncordial unsympathetic wintery wintry cold-hearted hostile offish passionless stand-offish unloving unwelcoming cold-shoulder standoffish cold as ice withdrawn detached undemonstrative uncommunicative unsociable emotionless dispassionate restrained impassive apathetic inhospitable haughty reticent antisocial unforthcoming stern dry phlegmatic numb affectless unclubbable solitary disdainful asocial standoff stolid taciturn stoical impassible buttoned-up insensitive self-controlled uncongenial severe controlled unconcerned secretive stoic fierce flat uncompanionable deadpan misanthropic quiet ceremonious supercilious hard unneighbourly calm self-contained retiring heartless close stuffy sober poker-faced reclusive prim inhibited collected serene gruff placid composed grim unaffable expressionless callous guarded dour antagonistic unpleasant unsocial hollow grave uninterested blank vacant serious shy dead toneless incurious uppity demure close-mouthed diffident cautious modest unneighborly uninvolved uncharitable starchy intimidating thick-skinned mild soft-spoken peaceful sedate backward conventional bashful gentle noncommittal eremitic louring self-restrained matter-of-fact ungentle hard-boiled laid back rough lowering menacing sombre somber rugged disagreeable spiritless uncaring cool, calm and collected inimical unamicable obnoxious unkind nasty unmoved businesslike inhuman unexpressive neutral ill-natured inapproachable inexpressive unsentimental proud dull silent clinical private inaccessible bland cross off impartial uncivil rude offhand hateful annoyed offended impudent impertinent procacious insolent introverted nowhere imperturbable unimpassioned immovable unaffected nonemotional loveless unexcitable hard-hearted disapproving mean-looking Olympian tranquil stuck-up obdurate uncompassionate disinterested listless stark earnest blah frowning tight-lipped glowering stony-eyed strait-laced along for the ride grim-faced unsavoury ungenial unaffectionate contained objectionable unattractive iced unlikeable unamiable discouraging off-putting nonresponsive unhappy depressing contemptuous withering seclusive hardhearted stony-hearted hesitant bad-tempered mopey mopish glazed heavy nongregarious brooding distrustful scowling snooty ardorless impervious impotent unromantic lofty bovine ill-tempered unsavory suspicious torpid inert overbearing wicked on ice stuck up cold fish lone wolf lethargic unflappable putting on airs benumbed numbed asleep level-headed cool-headed hard-headed desensitized groggy lymphatic glassy senseless insipid anesthetized rational unagitated unruffled desensitised sluggish equable unimpressionable paralyzed still anaesthetized paralysed strict stilted harsh coldhearted marble objective laid-back bureaucratic rigorous featureless uncolored straight depersonalised faceless candid unpassioned colorless careful soulless depersonalized gray colourless grey equal measured nondiscriminatory abstract anonymous monolithic solemn constrained going with the flow rolling with the punches media-shy surly sour unrelenting stringent closemouthed timid laconic dumb shrinking self-effacing inflexible exacting strictly business cold turkey retired snobbish aggressive tough unforgiving authoritarian unyielding illiberal solid ramrod insociable arrogant quarrelsome astringent inexorable antipathetic jaundiced negative mortal adversary impolite adversarial discourteous unmannerly ungracious hard-nosed no-nonsense heavy-handed pokerfaced put on airs ill-disposed keeping people at arm's length competitive unpromising contrary against warlike vengeful conflicting acrimonious opposed opposite estranged censorious grouchy combative grudging malicious disaffected malignant spiteful punctilious straight-faced forced not on speaking terms correct decorous proper laboured unnatural mannered strained artificial priggish unrelaxed nice labored stiff-necked coy unassertive unassuming sheepish humble mum mom meek timorous discreet mute recessive speechless clammed up introvert self-conscious uptight embarrassed tongue-tied unconfident close-lipped insecure apprehensive wary muted mousy untalkative buttoned up moderate reluctant unpretentious nervous staid temperate unobtrusive conservative tightlipped sententious incommunicable blushing incommunicative fearful sparing uncommunicable chary secret casual down-to-earth cagey considerate hushed wordless thoughtful circumspect curt unpresuming seemly prudent dark repressed unassured hermitic inarticulate evasive unspeaking tight-mouthed judicious chaste prudish aw-shucks subdued on the QT simple reasonable zipped uneasy voiceless abashed steady clamlike lowly at a loss for words tactful skittish shamefaced self-possessed isolated tentative pompous unostentatious withdrawing sensible politic non-communicative dried-up uncurious unrevealing nonchalant square pure alert heedful rabbity hush-hush gingerly safe virginal virtuous watchful vigilant decent mumchance attentive calculating eremetic balanced dummied up introspective unsure disciplined abstracted in check preoccupied not talkative inward-looking faint-hearted insular lost for words hermit-like awkward cloistered maidenly diplomatic soft enigmatic cynical unpretending unwilling deep afraid recluse coquettish under control uncomfortable kittenish inconspicuous prissy secluded ungregarious polite unboastful ascetic courteous anchoritic eremitical mim insensible puritanical niminy-piminy dried up fogeyish leery overmodest affected lone old-fashioned independent removed plain insouciant spacey dumbstruck hermitical of few words dumbfounded untroubled narrow-minded bottled up ill at ease hardened unexpansive starched spaced-out playing one's cards close to one's chest prim and proper pococurante out of it discriminating observant precautious self-centred fuddy-duddy with reservations stick-in-the-mud easy even self-centered warm nonvocal struck dumb on the lookout self-sufficient with eyes peeled of the old school levelheaded soundless saying nothing not saying boo all alone unable to get a word out unexcessive bereft of speech not given to excesses unextreme avoidant costive sullen frustrated deliberate tamed restricted limited brusque vestal unsullied superior undefiled contrived girlish doubtful socially inhibited camera-shy arch flirtatious retreated aseptic kind sequestered genuine natural half-hearted tepid hung up immaculate intact self-doubting uncertain stodgy ungainly docile alienated unconversational ashamed ingenuous ordinary artless unambitious apologetic respectful indrawn low-pitched low muffled hushful low-keyed simpering short outside dubious blenching flinching unpoised low-key unaggressive hermitlike contemplative self-interested pensive self-absorbed unenthused unnoticeable low-profile not forward monastic exact precise cowering weak-kneed trembling quaking not forthcoming complacent perfunctory unimposing ruminative meditative reflective inner-directed uninquiring zipped one's lips have tight chops lacking courage easily frightened unfazed inscrutable secluse hermetic official keeping a low profile disinclined loath hesitating wavering indisposed ladylike respectable unprejudiced uncommitted unbiased cryptic wise strategic unwilling to mix with other people sceptical self-deprecating free from vanity hiding one's light under a bushel wouldn't say boo to a goose innocent wimpish mousey yellow gutless tremulous chicken fainthearted scary fearsome yellow-bellied sissy trepidatious resigned undercover backstairs covert sly furtive feline mysterious intelligent judgmatical judgmatic discerning stable tolerant regular silentious unheard unimpressible insusceptible goody-goody old-maidish buttoning up clamming up hidden mum's the word tight chops zipping one's lips buttoning one's lip malevolent shut away straight arrow by the numbers shocked sagacious softly-softly kid-glove delicate lenient abstinent peaceable indurated inexcitable averse astounded under wraps inobtrusive nonaggressive corked up in charge chilled on a leash in control of yourself closed up in private in chambers in privacy pessimistic inhumane aghast dazed thunderstruck amazed awake civil worldly-wise faint cowardly shuddering recreant poor-spirited frightened scared considered not excessive compromising lonely alone dependable settled reliable in the background in the dark sober-minded benign even-tempered sobersided gobsmacked flabbergasted selfish sarcastic hating egoistic sardonic egotistical misanthropical companionless shell-shocked on lookout having foresight not rash dumbstricken obmutescent playing your cards close to your chest mature anxious troubled friendless skeptical unaccompanied knocked for six cool as cucumber astonished aphonic hit for six like a clam poised responsible sound carefree secure restless tense discomposed edgy unsettled unperturbed blithe lonesome good full of common sense well balanced calculable serious-minded unswerving having both feet on the ground medium comfortable checked regulated constant curbed relaxed perturbed bothered nervy jittery antsy mindful provident aware special one-off sole unique singular one only unworried deadly musty conformist suspecting scrupulous shrewd forethoughtful unquiet discomforted disquieted discomfited devil-may-care happy-go-lucky humourless fusty by itself unanxious old-fogeyish keeping a weather eye on all ears walking on egg shells thinking twice keeping on one's toes handling with kid gloves on your guard belt-and-braces watching one's step watching out walking on eggs on your toes taking it slow playing safe hedging one's bets on the qui vive on guard on the watch with one's eyes peeled genteel narrow magisterial fetid straitlaced important self-important hot bloated humorless puffy foetid Victorian smug smoky smelly careless lighthearted slaphappy gay lightsome oblivious debonair doubting unattended forsaken sui generis out-of-the-way particular deserted lacking social skills by oneself on edge stag separate lorn on its own verecund blushful recoiling nonplussed unbothered not bothered forgetful feckless inattentive lackadaisical blind supine deaf without a care in the world at ease not giving a toss heedless undisturbed negligent undaunted easily embarrassed non-committal as dry as dust vague overcareful canny overcautious

Adjective

Lacking strength of character to follow one's own principles
weak irresolute indecisive spineless unassertive cowardly fickle gutless impotent ineffectual meek timid weak-willed craven dithering faltering ineffective inept soft spiritless tame useless wishy-washy effete fallible indeterminate invertebrate nerveless pathetic powerless pusillanimous timorous undetermined vacillating wavering weakling characterless chicken-hearted corruptible faint-hearted hemming and hawing lily-livered limp-wristed milk-and-water namby-pamby supine undependable unreliable unsure waffling weak-kneed wet yellow yellow-bellied yielding chicken easily led wimpish wimpy feeble frail fearful weakened sissy candy-assed boneless wussy pigeon-hearted submissive poor-spirited chicken-livered cowering recreant sissified quaking trembling afraid hesitant nervous shrinking unheroic poltroon dastardly tentative chickenhearted milk-livered frightened weedy apprehensive enervated scared uncertain shy insipid weak-minded fainthearted abject compliant diffident unmanly jittery doubtful inadequate cowed retiring vapid halting anxious half-hearted jejune debilitated daunted easily frightened nerdy persuasible persuadable impressionable milksoppish caitiff pithless mousy infirm biddable mousey skittish tremulous undecided lacking courage panicky pigeonhearted feeble-minded hesitating intimidated dismayed equivocating changeable teetering divided ambivalent fluctuating uncommitted unresolved torn shaky unassured iffy shilly-shallying unstable having cold feet in two minds sitting on the fence in a quandary in a dilemma blowing hot and cold innocuous inefficient incompetent silly disorganized wasteful foolish petrified coward insufficient epicene insignificant lame simpering colourless drippy swishy snowflake daft jumpy feart easily scared nervy broken bland stumbling limp mean-spirited disorganised flabby spooked lifeless inert niddering colorless cringey funky coy poltroonish white-livered sookie ignoble flavourless mediocre watered-down listless sapless flavorless languid dull gentle browbeaten Milquetoast capricious bullied unnerved base scary fearsome dishonourable dishonorable cringing deceitful offensive treacherous sneaking low unprincipled unethical tricky stammering cowhearted backward worthless pussyfooting uneventful astraddle unresisting afraid of one's own shadow hot and cold of two minds on the fence obedient paper tiger no guts running scared acquiescent tractable unprotesting deferential having the willies insecure unconfident lacking feeling squeamish forceless self-conscious self-doubting lacking assurance lacking self-confidence not confident not self-assured lacking in confidence lacking confidence like a lamb to the slaughter without a will of your own afraid of one's shadow unsteady unsettled doubting changing halfhearted wobbly on-the-fence in doubt full of doubt hot-and-cold without guts

Adjective

Free from negative emotions, such as anger
calm peaceful harmonious mellow moderate pacific placid sociable amiable amicable friendly gentle nonbelligerent nonviolent pacifistic peaceable peace-loving free from strife without hostility pacifist nonaggressive irenic resistant quiet without violence unwarlike dovish placatory non-aggressive non-combative non-belligerent diplomatic placating conflict-free non-violent bloodless peacemaking anti-war dovelike neutralist mild good-natured genial tranquil affable conciliatory pleasant easygoing soft neighborly neighbourly kind easy polite still mild-mannered restful benign agreeable complacent pacificatory gracious meek tender serene congenial warm cordial easy-going civil compassionate docile sympathetic obliging warm-hearted benevolent soft-hearted temperate tender-hearted tame warmhearted good-tempered good-humoured good-humored deferential tolerant pacifical courteous unassuming modest sensitive harmless sensible nice cheerful sweet considerate indulgent complaisant subdued retiring balmy amenable helpful clement merciful affectionate hospitable decent dull delightful engaging civilized caring equable forbearing kindly lovable likeable likable submissive patient inoffensive softhearted angelic cooperative unoffensive civilised compliant well-mannered casual informal unceremonious comradely confidential close intimate familiar measured amical cool forgiving even-tempered innocuous non-hostile innocent undisturbed chilled easy-oasy ordered unobjectionable unoffending restrained controlled disciplined law-abiding flat jejune subservient spiritless vapid obeisant smooth forbearant lovely willing to please cheery neutral humble unobtrusive urbane well-behaved decorous unreserved nonprovocative innoxious chirpy obedient white anodyne unexceptionable safe hurtless bonhomous bland unremarkable clean personable approachable jovial well behaved ruly perky convivial charming social manageable orderly well mannered at peace well disposed well-disposed comforting wholesome tenderhearted eleemosynary understanding beneficent altruistic unstinting soft touch benefic maternal chivalrous giving thoughtful pitying brotherly good-hearted liberal good greathearted tactful propitious big-hearted open-handed humane great-hearted lenient dutiful goodhearted lavish princely bleeding-heart humanitarian big bounteous public-spirited attentive charitable well meaning unselfish motherly benignant fatherly large-hearted loving regardful well intentioned bountiful philanthropical fatherlike respectful kind-hearted sweet-tempered gallant heart in right place accommodating philanthropic all heart openhanded openhearted magnanimous feeling pleasing munificent noble supportive kindhearted freehanded generous selfless reverent lamblike demure non-confrontational

Adjective

Lacking sufficient power or strength
powerless helpless impotent ineffective vulnerable weak defenceless ineffectual dependent feeble impuissant inadequate subject tied unable disenfranchised hamstrung handcuffed hog-tied incapable paralysed paralyzed unarmed useless blank chicken debilitated defenseless disabled disfranchised etiolated frail gutless incapacitated inert infirm prostrate resistless strengthless supine unfit wimp wishy-washy without power not able high and dry with no say out of gas over a barrel incompetent pathetic inept lame worthless hopeless inefficient poor inefficacious unsuccessful puny toothless enervated no good feckless nerveless lousy lacking forceless inapt lifeless futile inexpedient counterproductive crippled enfeebled effete tame unfitted spiritless bad unproductive inexpert unskilful unproficient inferior deficient defective not good enough edentulous unavailing vain unpowerful fruitless profitless compromised disadvantaged needy disadvantageous needful reliant lacking feeling weakened impoverished handicapped diminished unskillful unskilled restrained hindered restricted impaired infecund dud a dead loss bum inproficient lacking ability noneffective past it clingy paper tiger rotten unsuitable pallid bland pale insipid desperate clinging lacklustre lackluster flat vapid uninspired ill-suited incompatible broken flimsy junk not proper insufficient unadvantageous inconsistent improper inappropriate limited unsuited half-hearted vigourless unimaginative bloodless halfhearted anemic anaemic unsatisfactory unequal amateurish substandard wanting unqualified imperfect irresolute faulty duff not up to scratch not much chop not up to snuff no great shakes leaving much to be desired not much cop unassertive spineless indecisive meek weak-willed cowardly fickle timid faltering soft dithering craven timorous pusillanimous undetermined wavering indeterminate fallible weakling vacillating invertebrate chicken-hearted corruptible yellow weak-kneed lily-livered hemming and hawing milk-and-water waffling faint-hearted characterless yellow-bellied yielding wet namby-pamby unreliable unsure limp-wristed undependable easily led

Adjective

Existing but not yet developed or manifest
latent dormant concealed hidden invisible lurking inherent quiescent undeveloped unseen veiled immanent secret undiscovered unexpressed unrealized unrevealed untapped imperceptible inactive indiscernible inert inoperative unapparent masked unfulfilled unused covert idle inchoate innermost repressed sleeping subconscious suppressed unacknowledged underlying abeyant buried contained dead embryonic fallow immature implied inferential inferred intrinsic involved potential smouldering smoldering suspended tacit torpid unconscious underdeveloped unexposed unripe vestigial free likely off possible rudimentary vacant at rest in abeyance not activated on the shelf out of commission relapsing falling regressive lowering ebbing declining retreating receding recessive shrouded deep personal obscure out of sight private intimate inner camouflaged undisclosed covered cloaked undercover out of view disguised quiet obscured internal surreptitious deepest imperceivable clouded inward undetected individual screened inmost not visible under wraps bottled up prepatent indirect unobserved unnoticed undeclared unnoticeable confidential deep-seated true undetectable indistinct eclipsed privy underground inconspicuous hinted at unobtrusive honest real impalpable imaginary not in sight in the dark unidentified unbeknown unknown unbeknownst unrecognized implicit unrecognised deducible suggested not obvious withheld sheltered undivulged profound snug tect hinted hard to find secluded not on view heartfelt sincere in-depth unspoken darkest nonpublic unvoiced guarded unseeable sequestered entombed clandestine reserved closed sneaking secretive indistinguishable deeply felt discreet hushed closet esoteric tight-lipped non-public top-secret far-off far-removed faraway beneath below sunk nonexistent unperceivable shadowy inappreciable intangible unobservable ghostly insensible perdu ethereal vaporous not in view unviewable imponderable gaseous impossible to detect interior inside unperceived psychological religious within intellectual inner-directed spiritual impenetrable occult unsuspected curtained imagined dark ill-defined vague unclear oblique unrecognizable shielded unrecognisable hooded roundabout

Adjective

Stationary and not moving
static stationary immobile still motionless inert unmoving stock-still stopped halted inactive constant fixed frozen immobilised immobilized nonmoving parked stagnant standing unstirring at a standstill at rest changeless inanimate lifeless unvarying deadlocked format gridlocked immovable latent not moving rigid stabile stalled sticky stuck unfluctuating like a statue not moving a muscle rooted to the spot standing still stable dead idle transfixed dormant moored firm torpid anchored immotile nailed steadfast at a halt secure paralysed paralyzed numb pat fast quiescent permanent rooted steady nailed down unmoved riveted unmovable set solid as if turned to stone without moving in place sluggish not active unmoveable immutable stale slack brackish quiet unresponsive impassive unreactive perfectly still phlegmatic at a stop as if rooted to the spot without moving a muscle fastened sessile petrified hitched fixed to the spot established stiff attached hooked tight locked deathly still made fast safe balanced unused secured sure unshakeable braced jammed cemented tied unshaking unoccupied vacant free unemployed disengaged abeyant mothballed sturdy settled unshaken on hold low-key off turned off not in use in holding pattern out of use solid as a rock set in stone statue-like dead still suspended stranded not working turned to stone marooned fallow disused stopped dead in your tracks unwavering unbudging inflexible not operating fallen into disuse gathering dust ticking over no longer in use nonmotile becalmed unbending obdurate stubborn adamant unyielding obstinate irremovable tenacious unrelenting in the doldrums located situated

Antonym of passive

passive Idiom, Proverb

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