Meaning of passive-aggressive personality

pas'sive-ag•gres'sive personal'ity

Pronunciation: (pas'iv-u-gres'iv), [key]
— Psychiatry. Psychiatry.
  1. a personality disorder characterized by aggressive behavior expressed in passive ways, as procrastination, stubbornness, or pouting.
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