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Is there a single word or phrase for “inability to say no at a behavioural level”

I have an aquaintance who is unable to say no directly. Any conversational transaction which would lead to them saying no is redirected toward the questioner. Is there a single word or phrase to ...
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6answers
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Is there an expression or word to describe a person who does something that is unnecessary?

Is there a single word or phrase that describes a person who: Does something that is not important or is unnecessary AND Does not do something that is important or necessary? I would appreciate it ...
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3answers
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Word for the people whom you inspire

People who are inspired by me might say "Imray is my inspiration". But what word can I use to describe the people whom I inspire?
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1answer
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Adjectives that describe the general shape of fishes

My question has to do with the adjectives one can use to describe the very general shape of a fish if we think of these three axes: tail-to-head axis back-to-belly axis side-to-side axis Question ...
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2answers
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What is the proper name for the corkscrew at the top of a soda bottle?

At the top of a bottle of pop, there is a corkscrew pattern into which the plastic cap is twisted, tightened and sealed. What is the name of this feature of the bottle?
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Word describing one who is not aware of their own actions

I'm reading a book and writing an essay where I need to describe the main character's personality traits, but I can't quite find the word for unaware of one's actions
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A noun to describe character sequences between words

I'm creating a formal system in which a sentence can be formed by four types of sequences of characters: Words Prefixes Suffixes Sequences in between words What noun would you use to describe a ...
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4answers
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How would you describe an operator which has no fixity? [closed]

Traditionally mathematical operators are either prefix, postfix or infix. All the three forms of notation are equivalent and can be converted from one to another. Formal systems such as programming ...
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3answers
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A word for someone who is overly cautious? [closed]

I am thinking along the lines of a hypochondriac, only not necessarily limited to health. Overly anxious comes to mind but I don't think it fits exactly... In context: 'I don't want to come ...
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2answers
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Word for a Rare Feeling

I hope it's not too rare, but at least 1 other person has confirmed having experienced a similar feeling. Small, ordinary things can trigger it, in ordinary situations. Then I sometimes get the ...