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Pronunciation:  `inakt'ivutee

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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.

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