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Meaning of INACTIVITY

Pronunciation:  `inakt'ivutee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  being inactive
  2. [n]  a disposition to remain inactive or inert; "he had to overcome his inertia and get back to work"
  3. [n]  the state of being inactive
 

INACTIVITY is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: inaction, inactiveness, inactiveness, inertia
 
 Antonyms: action, activeness, activeness, activity, activity, activity
 
 See Also: abeyance, act, anergy, arrest, calcification, check, delay, desuetude, doldrums, dormancy, ease, extinction, halt, hitch, holdup, human action, human activity, idleness, idling, indolence, languor, laziness, lethargy, loafing, passiveness, passivity, pause, phlegm, quiescence, quiescency, relaxation, repose, rest, rest, restfulness, sluggishness, stagnancy, stagnation, stasis, state, stay, stop, stoppage, suspension, trait, wait, waiting

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`ac*tiv"i*ty\, n. [Cf. F. inactivit['e].]
1. The state or quality of being inactive; inertness; as, the
   inactivity of matter.

2. Idleness; habitual indisposition to action or exertion;
   want of energy; sluggishness.

         The gloomy inactivity of despair.     --Cook.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: a wise passiveness, comfort, contemplation, contemplative life, deliberateness, deliberation, dolce far niente, do-nothing policy, do-nothingism, do-nothingness, dormancy, ease, fixation, fixity, hastelessness, hibernation, idleness, immobility, inaction, inactiveness, indolence, inertia, inertness, laissez-aller, laissez-faire, laissez-faireism, languidness, laziness, leisureliness, lethargy, lifelessness, listlessness, meditation, motionlessness, neutralism, neutrality, neutralness, noninvolvement, nonparticipation, nonresistance, nonviolence, nonviolent resistance, pacifism, paralysis, passive resistance, passive self-annihilation, passiveness, passivism, passivity, peace, peacefulness, placidity, placidness, policy, procrastination, quiescence, quiet, quietism, relaxation, relaxedness, repose, rest, restfulness, serenity, sleep, sloth, slothfulness, slowness, sluggishness, somnolence, stagnancy, stagnation, standpattism, stasis, stillness, torpor, tranquillity, unbuttoned ease, unhastiness, unhurriedness, vegetation, vita contemplativa, waiting game, watching and waiting
 

 

 

 

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