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English noun: inactiveness

1. inactiveness (state) the state of being inactive

Synonymsinaction, inactivity

Broader (hypernym)state

Narrower (hyponym)abeyance, anergy, arrest, calcification, check, deep freeze, desuetude, doldrums, dormancy, extinction, halt, hitch, holding pattern, quiescence, quiescency, rest, stagnancy, stagnancy, stagnation, stagnation, stasis, stay, stop, stoppage, suspension

Antonymsactiveness, action, activity

2. inactiveness (attribute) a disposition to remain inactive or inert

SamplesHe had to overcome his inertia and get back to work.

Synonymsinactivity, inertia

Broader (hypernym)trait

Narrower (hyponym)flatness, indolence, languor, laziness, lethargy, passiveness, passivity, phlegm, restfulness, sluggishness

Antonymsactiveness, activity

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