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passivity (n.)

"passiveness," 1650s, from passive + -ity. Middle English had passion in a sense of "fact or condition of being acted upon" (c. 1400), also passabilite "capacity for being acted upon or suffering" (mid-14c.; see passible).

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Definitions of passivity from WordNet

passivity (n.)
the trait of remaining inactive; a lack of initiative;
Synonyms: passiveness
passivity (n.)
submission to others or to outside influences;
Synonyms: passiveness
From wordnet.princeton.edu