Inertness
Inertness In*ert"ness, n. 1. Lack of activity or exertion; habitual indisposition to action or motion; sluggishness; apathy; insensibility. --Glanvill. [1913 Webster]

Laziness and inertness of mind. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

2. Absence of the power of self-motion; inertia. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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