(chemistry) not participating in a chemical reaction; chemically inert
"desired amounts of inactive chlorine"
reactive, open, gymnastic, progressive, nimble, active, going(a), astir(p), overactive, quick, bustling, sporty, spry, busy, hot, hyperactive, surface-active, agile, springy, counteractive, about(p), brisk, moving, acrobatic, activated, on the go(p), athletic
(pathology) not progressing or increasing; or progressing slowly
springy, moving, nimble, gymnastic, agile, on the go(p), busy, athletic, active, astir(p), acrobatic, open, surface-active, progressive, counteractive, about(p), hyperactive, spry, brisk, sporty, bustling, overactive, hot, activated, reactive, going(a), quick
(military) not involved in military operations
going(a), moving, nimble, reactive, busy, activated, active, gymnastic, springy, counteractive, sporty, athletic, open, about(p), hot, on the go(p), spry, overactive, hyperactive, astir(p), bustling, progressive, acrobatic, surface-active, agile, brisk, quick
not exerting influence or change
brisk, bustling, busy, moving, acrobatic, active, sporty, hot, on the go(p), progressive, going(a), gymnastic, counteractive, nimble, astir(p), hyperactive, agile, springy, spry, reactive, open, overactive, surface-active, about(p), quick, activated, athletic
(of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct
"a dormant volcano"
active, activated, progressive, open, brisk, about(p), going(a), surface-active, springy, counteractive, hyperactive, athletic, sporty, quick, spry, overactive, on the go(p), moving, nimble, gymnastic, reactive, acrobatic, astir(p), bustling, hot, agile, busy
lacking in energy or will
"Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself"- George Meredith
progressive, open, agile, athletic, springy, bustling, activated, astir(p), hyperactive, active, nimble, overactive, about(p), busy, quick, gymnastic, counteractive, sporty, hot, surface-active, brisk, spry, acrobatic, moving, on the go(p), reactive, going(a)
lacking activity; lying idle or unused
"an inactive mine"; "inactive accounts"; "inactive machinery"
hyperactive, active, athletic, busy, about(p), activated, astir(p), hot, overactive, bustling, on the go(p), moving, going(a), quick, counteractive, gymnastic, springy, surface-active, reactive, nimble, spry, acrobatic, open, progressive, agile, sporty, brisk
not engaged in full-time work
"inactive reserve"; "an inactive member"
nimble, on the go(p), progressive, hot, about(p), activated, moving, surface-active, hyperactive, active, counteractive, astir(p), open, reactive, busy, bustling, acrobatic, quick, going(a), gymnastic, springy, spry, overactive, agile, brisk, athletic, sporty
not active physically or mentally
"illness forced him to live an inactive life"; "dreamy and inactive by nature"
active, acrobatic, surface-active, about(p), springy, athletic, nimble, activated, moving, spry, open, sporty, reactive, bustling, going(a), on the go(p), gymnastic, counteractive, hyperactive, overactive, busy, astir(p), progressive, quick, hot, brisk, agile
inactive, motionless, static, still(adj)
not in physical motion
"the inertia of an object at rest"
hyperactive, going(a), springy, overactive, surface-active, gymnastic, on the go(p), active, counteractive, athletic, quick, spry, open, busy, agile, astir(p), activated, about(p), acrobatic, nimble, hot, progressive, sporty, bustling, reactive, brisk, moving
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Idle in all uses rests upon its root meaning, as derived from the Anglo-Saxon idel, which signifies vain, empty, useless. Idle thus denotes not primarily the absence of action, but vain action — the absence of useful, effective action; the idle schoolboy may be very actively whittling his desk or tormenting his neighbors. Doing nothing whatever is the secondary meaning of idle. One may be temporarily idle of necessity; if he is habitually idle, it is his own fault. Lazy signifies indisposed to exertion, averse to labor; idleness is in fact; laziness is in disposition or inclination. A lazy person may chance to be employed in useful work, but he acts without energy or impetus. We speak figuratively of a lazy stream. The inert person seems like dead matter (characterized by inertia), powerless to move; the sluggish moves heavily and toilsomely; the most active person may sometimes find the bodily or mental powers sluggish. Slothful belongs in the moral realm, denoting a self-indulgent aversion to exertion. "The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth," Prov. xxvi, 15. Indolent is a milder term for the same quality; the slothful man hates action; the indolent man loves inaction. Compare VAIN.
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Someone who runs 30 minutes every day can sit for the other 15 hours of the day at work, commuting, and at home and this person would be considered physically active but also quite sedentary, on the other hand, a cleaning professional might never exercise but might spend most of their day on their feet in light activity – this person would be inactive but have very little sedentary time.
Although river flooding has approached the two inactive coal basins at the facility, it appears there are currently no structural issues with those impoundments.
What that means is if you have a job where you sit all day long, we’re finding that even if you exercise for an hour or so afterward, you still have risk, so really, you have to think about both things - being active but not being inactive.
There just isn't enough evidence to support the claim yet in this case, i don't think that has been proven yet. There are some nearby wells that have been inactive for a while. The connection has not been established, but we cannot rule them out. ... We cannot make a correlation with any wells without knowing their history.
We are cutting off API access for hundreds of thousands of inactive apps that have not submitted for our app review process.
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