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Synonyms for inaction
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inaction, inactivity, inactiveness(noun)

    the state of being inactive

    Synonyms:
    inactivity, inactiveness, inertia

    Antonyms:
    activeness, action, activity

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inaction(n.)

    Synonyms:
    INACTIVITY, inertness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. inaction(n)

    Synonyms:
    inactivity, inertness, stagnation, idleness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

How to pronounce inaction?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1547rest
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#5067suspension
#5907suffering
#14627endurance
#16872cessation
#17829omission
#22959inertia
#28771inactivity
#30710deliberation
#36114inaction
#38211repose
#66951passivity
#89110immobility
#109877quiescence
#168211slackness
#330382passiveness

How to use inaction in a sentence?

  1. Leonardo DaVinci:

    Iron rusts from disuse water loses its purity from stagnation and in cold weather becomes frozen even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.

  2. Brian Fitzpatrick:

    This extreme measure must end, it is an ineffective deterrent against illegal immigration, and children should not have to face traumatic ordeals given the actions of their parents. We have waited over a year and a half for Congress to resolve the crisis on our borders. Inaction is unacceptable.

  3. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo:

    It's a time for prayers, action and the asking of God's forgiveness for our inaction( especially the elected officials that ran to the cameras today, acted in a solemn manner, called for prayers, and will once again do absolutely nothing).

  4. Nancy Pelosi:

    Too many families in too many communities have been forced to endure the daily horror of gun violence. Enough is enough. The Republican Senate's continued inaction dishonors our solemn duty to protect innocent men, women and children and end this epidemic once and for all.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    We have broken the old arguments for inaction. We've proved that strong economic growth and a safer environment no longer have to conflict with one another. They can work in concert with one another.


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