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Synonyms for inaction
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inaction, inactivity, inactiveness(noun)

    the state of being inactive

    inactivity, inactiveness, inertia

    activeness, action, activity

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inaction(n.)

    INACTIVITY, inertness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. inaction(n)

    inactivity, inertness, stagnation, idleness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "inaction":

    inactivity, non-action, passivity, inertia, immobility, passiveness, omission, slackness

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  1. Paulo Storani:

    There is no license to kill in the police. The criminals are armed with weapons of war and police are oriented to recover territories. There are violent confrontations because the criminals were strengthened by the inaction of past governments.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    Beijing should remember that inaction is a choice as well.

  3. Maria Kang:

    Not a celebrity. Not getting millions to look great in a movie( hello, Hustlers !) or dating a hot athlete( although my hubby is kinda cute !) BUT, it doesn't matter, own Jennifer Lopez story. Create Jennifer Lopez own accountability. Don't make excuses for Jennifer Lopez inaction. If she can do it, if I can do it, if thousands of working moms who come in all sizes, shapes and ages can do it - then YOU CAN DO IT !!!

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Every action or inaction has a recompense or a consequence. Yes! thus, do what you have to do when you ought to do it and never do what you don't have to do when you shouldn't do it. ~Emeasoba George

  5. Seward Mayor Christy Terry:

    We do not have the capacity right now to have an homage to a building thats so degraded because of the inaction, frankly, of a group that was their very last chance to make that happen, that the state-funded incredibly well, something like that is never going to happen again.

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