What does inertness mean?

inertness meaning in General Dictionary

Lack of activity or exertion habitual indisposition to action or motion sluggishness apathy insensibility

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  • immobility by virtue of being inert
  • Want of task or exertion; habitual indisposition to activity or movement; sluggishness; apathy; insensibility.
  • lack of the effectiveness of self-motion; inertia.

inertness meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1660s, from inert + -ness.


inertness meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) Want of activity or effort; habitual indisposition to action or motion; sluggishness; apathy; insensibility.

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  • (letter.) lack of the effectiveness of self-motion; inertia.

Sentence Examples with the word inertness

Altogether a remarkable revival of belles-lettres has taken place in Sweden after a long period of inertness and conventionality.

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