Example sentences for: passive-aggressive

How can you use “passive-aggressive” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Eleanor comes under the thumb of her passive-aggressive mother-in-law Sara (Nurse Ratched-cum-Martha Stewart), who uses the family finances to stay Top Woman in her son's life.

  • The only character whose pain we don't feel is also the only "normal" one, Stevenson's Trish--a sugary, passive-aggressive gargoyle who embodies everything that made some of us flee the suburbs for the urban jungle.

  • The family belongs to the passive-aggressive school of communication.

  • However, I can't let our last day of discussion pass without praising Cook for one of her neatest insights into ER and her marriage--concerning the passive-aggressive behavior by which she punished Franklin and others.

  • It sounds to Prudie like your dominatrix friend is passive-aggressive, with only a tiny quotient of the passive.


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