inactivity

  • 1 Inactivity — In ac*tiv i*ty, n. [Cf. F. inactivit[ e].] [1913 Webster] 1. The state or quality of being inactive; inertness; as, the inactivity of matter. [1913 Webster] 2. Idleness; habitual indisposition to action or exertion; lack of energy; sluggishness.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 inactivity — UK US /ˌɪnækˈtɪvəti/ noun [U] ► the situation when not much is happening, for example when not much buying or selling is taking place: »a long period of inactivity »inactivity in the financial markets …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 inactivity — (n.) 1640s, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + ACTIVITY (Cf. activity). Phrase masterly inactivity attested by 1791 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 inactivity — index abeyance, cessation (interlude), desuetude, halt, inertia, insentience, languor, leave ( …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 Inactivity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Inactivity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 inactivity inactivity Sgm: N 1 inaction inaction &c. 681 Sgm: N 1 inertness inertness &c. 172 Sgm: N 1 obstinacy obstinacy &c. 606 GRP: N 2 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 6 inactivity — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ relative ▪ Her most brilliant work was done during several months of relative inactivity. ▪ physical ▪ economic, political (both esp. BrE) ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 7 inactivity — in|ac|tiv|i|ty [ˌınækˈtıvıti] n [U] the state of not doing anything, not moving, or not working ▪ Don t suddenly take up violent exercise after years of inactivity. ▪ The time spent between jobs should not be a period of inactivity …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 inactivity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of action Nouns 1. inactivity; inaction; inertness; lull, cessation (see repose); idleness, sloth, laziness, indolence, vegetation; unemployment, dilatoriness, dawdling; malingering; passiveness,… …

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  • 9 inactivity — inactive ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not active, working, or energetic. DERIVATIVES inactivity noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 inactivity — noun see inactive …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 inactivity — See inactively. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 12 inactivity — noun The quality of being inactive; idleness; passiveness …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 inactivity — in·ac·tiv·i·ty (in″ak tivґĭ ty) lack of activity, especially in electroencephalography or electromyography …

    Medical dictionary

  • 14 inactivity — Synonyms and related words: a wise passiveness, comfort, contemplation, contemplative life, deliberateness, deliberation, do nothing policy, do nothingism, do nothingness, dolce far niente, dormancy, ease, fixation, fixity, hastelessness,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 inactivity — in·ac·tiv·i·ty || ‚ɪnæk tɪvÉ™tɪ n. lack of activity; inertness, sluggishness …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 16 inactivity — n. Inaction, inertness, laziness, indolence, idleness, sloth, supineness, torpor, torpidity, sluggishness, dilatoriness, Fabian policy …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 17 inactivity — n idleness, unemployment, inertia, stasis, motionlessness, immobility, inaction, inactiveness, want of action; passivity, lethargy, lassitude, listlessness, torpor, sluggishness, dullness, heaviness, languor; inertness, stagnation, vegetation,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 18 inactivity — in·activity …

    English syllables

  • 19 inactivity — noun Syn: inaction, inertia, idleness, non intervention, negligence, apathy, indolence, laziness, slothfulness Ant: action …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 20 inactivity — See: inactive …

    English dictionary