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Synonyms for inaction
ɪnˈæk ʃənin·ac·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inaction, inactivity, inactivenessnoun

    the state of being inactive

    Synonyms:
    inactivity, inactiveness, inertia

    Antonyms:
    activeness, action, activity

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inactionnoun

    Synonyms:
    INACTIVITY, inertness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. inactionnoun

    Synonyms:
    inactivity, inertness, stagnation, idleness

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How to use inaction in a sentence?

  1. Earl Blumenauer:

    To address the climate crisis, we must tell the truth about the nature of this threat, this is a political crisis of inaction.

  2. Steve Vladeck:

    The courts inaction is not a determination that the six-week ban is constitutional, these kinds of emergency disputes are not a conclusive resolution of the merits of a case.

  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. Emily Grossman:

    We believe that the continued governmental inaction over the climate and ecological crisis now justifies peaceful and non-violent protest and direct action, even if this goes beyond the bounds of the current law, we therefore support those who are rising up peacefully against governments around the world that are failing to act proportionately to the scale of the crisis.

  5. Amy Klobuchar:

    Inaction is unacceptable. No more talk. The time for passing legislation is now. I'm ready to go back tomorrow.


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