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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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