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

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Wiktionary

  1. inertianoun

    In a person, unwillingness to take action.

    Synonyms:
    slothfulness, idleness, laziness, sloth

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. inertianoun

    Synonyms:
    inertness, sluggishness, indisposition to move

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#22959inertia
#27289inert
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#30710deliberation
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#36114inaction
#38211repose
#38659sloth
#40026stagnation
#41296laziness
#53531slowness
#66951passivity
#67297idleness
#89110immobility
#109877quiescence
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#120897sluggishness
#168211slackness

How to use inertia in a sentence?

  1. Paul Voutier:

    There is an inertia about new technologies, and the treatment for fall armyworm has the awful combination of being both costly and difficult.

  2. 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.

  3. Roberto Valdovinos:

    These (programs) are often mandated on a national level, but out in the townships they arent enforced, because of inertia.

  4. James Chao:

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

  5. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart:

    These folks are nonviolent, not dangerous. They are in here because of inertia built into a large system.


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