passive-aggressive


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passive-aggressive

(păs′ĭv-ə-grĕs′ĭv)
adj.
Of, relating to, or characterized by habitual passive resistance to requirements for performance in occupational or social situations, as by procrastination, stubbornness, sullenness, or inefficiency.
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And our friends called us passive-aggressive like a married couple
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