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Synonyms for inactive
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inactive(adj)

    (chemistry) not participating in a chemical reaction; chemically inert

    "desired amounts of inactive chlorine"

    Synonyms:
    static, dormant, motionless, still, nonoperational, passive

    Antonyms:
    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

  2. inactive(adj)

    (pathology) not progressing or increasing; or progressing slowly

    Synonyms:
    static, dormant, motionless, still, nonoperational, passive

    Antonyms:
    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

  3. nonoperational, inactive(adj)

    (military) not involved in military operations

    Synonyms:
    static, dormant, motionless, still, nonoperational, passive

    Antonyms:
    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

  4. inactive(adj)

    not exerting influence or change

    Synonyms:
    static, dormant, motionless, still, nonoperational, passive

    Antonyms:
    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

  5. dormant, inactive(adj)

    (of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct

    "a dormant volcano"

    Synonyms:
    passive, sleeping, dormant(ip), dormant, abeyant, still, hibernating(a), nonoperational, static, motionless, torpid

    Antonyms:
    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

  6. passive, inactive(adj)

    lacking in energy or will

    "Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself"- George Meredith

    Synonyms:
    passive, dormant, still, peaceful, nonoperational, static, motionless

    Antonyms:
    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)

  7. inactive(adj)

    lacking activity; lying idle or unused

    "an inactive mine"; "inactive accounts"; "inactive machinery"

    Synonyms:
    static, dormant, motionless, still, nonoperational, passive

    Antonyms:
    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

  8. inactive(adj)

    not engaged in full-time work

    "inactive reserve"; "an inactive member"

    Synonyms:
    static, dormant, motionless, still, nonoperational, passive

    Antonyms:
    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

  9. inactive(adj)

    not active physically or mentally

    "illness forced him to live an inactive life"; "dreamy and inactive by nature"

    Synonyms:
    static, dormant, motionless, still, nonoperational, passive

    Antonyms:
    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

  10. inactive, motionless, static, still(adj)

    not in physical motion

    "the inertia of an object at rest"

    Synonyms:
    static, smooth, motionless, placid, electrostatic, tranquil, soundless, unruffled, still, quiet, unchanging, silent, noneffervescent, nonoperational, passive, stable, dormant

    Antonyms:
    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

  1. inactive

    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.

    Synonyms:
    idle, indolent, inert, lazy, slothful, sluggish, trifling, unemployed, unoccupied, vacant

    Antonyms:
    active, busy, diligent, employed, industrious, occupied, working

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. inactive

    Synonyms:
    idle, lazy, inert, indolent, sluggish, slothful

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inactive(a.)

    Synonyms:
    inert, lazy, indolent, idle, slothful, supine, torpid, sluggish, dronish, lumpish, passive, fabian

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#155572unruffled
#175620nonresponsive
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