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English noun: inactivity

1. inactivity (state) the state of being inactive


Synonymsinaction, inactiveness


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. inactivity (attribute) a disposition to remain inactive or inert


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


Synonymsinactiveness, inertia


Broader (hypernym)trait


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


Antonymsactiveness, activity

3. inactivity (act) being inactive; being less active


Broader (hypernym)act, deed, human action, human activity


Narrower (hyponym)delay, ease, holdup, idleness, idling, loafing, pause, relaxation, repose, rest, wait, waiting


Antonymsactivity









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