Passive aggressive in a Sentence 🔊

Definition of Passive aggressive

behavior that is usually characterized by being defiant without being violent

Examples of Passive aggressive in a sentence

When the student ignored the teacher and mumbled under her breath, the teacher punished her for showing her passive aggressive behavior. 🔊

As the shy girl became angry, she became passive aggressive toward her friend instead of being violent or yelling at her.  🔊

The toddler’s passive aggressive way of displaying his resentment was by pouting in the corner. 🔊

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