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Synonyms for inertia
ɪnˈɜr ʃə, ɪˈnɜr-in·er·ti·a

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Wiktionary5.0 / 1 vote

  1. inertianoun

    In a person, unwillingness to take action.

    Synonyms:
    slothfulness, idleness, laziness, sloth

Princeton's WordNet1.7 / 3 votes

  1. inactiveness, inactivity, inertianoun

    a disposition to remain inactive or inert

    "he had to overcome his inertia and get back to work"

    Synonyms:
    inactivity, inactiveness, inaction

  2. inertianoun

    (physics) the tendency of a body to maintain its state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force

    Synonyms:
    inactivity, inactiveness

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. inertianoun

    Synonyms:
    inertness, sluggishness, indisposition to move

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#22959inertia
#27289inert
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#38659sloth
#40026stagnation
#41296laziness
#53531slowness
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How to use inertia in a sentence?

  1. James Chao:

    This creates an environment where inertia is the norm, which allows automakers which may otherwise disappear to continue to survive for decades.

  2. John Kenneth Galbraith:

    Total physical and mental inertia are highly agreeable, much more so than we allow ourselves to imagine. A beach not only permits such inertia but enforces it, thus neatly eliminating all problems of guilt. It is now the only place in our overly active world that does.

  3. Northrop Frye:

    It is clear that all verbal structures with meaning are verbal imitations of that elusive psychological and physiological process known as thought, a process stumbling through emotional entanglements, sudden irrational convictions, involuntary gleams of insight, rationalized prejudices, and blocks of panic and inertia, finally to reach a completely incommunicable intuition.

  4. Ted Rossman:

    Inertia is a big factor, sometimes the gift card is for a store that you don’t particularly like or it’s not convenient to go there.

  5. William James:

    Human beings are born into this little span of life of which the best thing is its friendship and intimacies, and soon their places will know them no more, and yet they leave their friendships and intimacies with no cultivation, to grow as they will by the roadside, expecting them to "keep" by force of inertia.


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