What does inaction mean?

inaction meaning in General Dictionary

Lack of action or activity forbearance from labor idleness rest inertness

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  • their state to be inactive
  • desire of action or activity; forbearance from work; idleness; rest; inertness.

inaction meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1707, from in- (1) "not, opposing of" + activity.


inaction meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) wish of action or activity; forbearance from work; idleness; sleep; inertness.


Sentence Examples with the word inaction

On this bloody sabbath the priests showed a devotion to their worship which matched the inaction of the fighting men.

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