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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


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