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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 消極的 (shoukyoku)

Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 消極的 (shoukyoku)

Kana: しょうきょくてき
Kanji: 消極的
Romaji: shoukyokuteki

Type: Noun
Meaning: negative, passive, half-hearted, unmotivated
JLPT level: N2

Example sentences:

こうしたことが重なって、イスラエルの指導者たちは、恒久平和達成のために必要な困難な決定に消極的になっていた。
kou shita koto ga kasanatte, isuraeru no shidoushatachi wa, koukyuu heiwa tassei no tame ni hitsuyou na konnan na kettei ni shoukyokute ki ni natte ita.
All of this contributed to a reluctance among Israel’s leaders to make the hard choices necessary to achieve a lasting peace.

この機会を利用して、レトリックを乗り越え、消極的で段階的な計画を捨て、この地域を正しい方向へと進めることを確約しましょう。
kono kikai o riyou shite, retorikku o norikoe, shoukyokuteki de dankaiteki na keikaku o sute, kono chiiki o tadashii houkou e to susumeru koto o kakuyaku shimashou.
Let us use this time to move beyond rhetoric, to put away plans that are timid and gradual, and make a commitment to keep this region moving in the right direction.

消極的 (shoukyoku)

暴力的なイスラム過激派は何から生み出されるのか?過激派が消極的とはいえ支持されるのはなぜか?
bouryokuteki na isuramu kagekiha wa nani kara umidasareru no ka? kagekiha ga shoukyokuteki to wa ie shiji sareru no wa naze ka?
What produced this violent Islamist fringe, and why has it found so much passive support in the Arab-Muslim world today?

イランの核兵器開発を防止しようとする国際社会の試みには、消極的にしか参加していない。
iran no kakuheiki kaihatsu o boushi shiyou to suru kokusai shakai no kokoromi ni wa, shoukyokuteki ni shika sanka shite inai.
It has only reluctantly joined international efforts to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 消极 (xiāojí)
Korean: 소극적 (sogeugjeog)

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