inaction

Definitions of inaction
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n the state of being inactive

Synonyms:
inactiveness, inactivity
Antonyms:
action, activeness, activity
the state of being active
Types:
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abeyance, suspension
temporary cessation or suspension
anergy
inactivity and lack of energy
arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage
the state of inactivity following an interruption
calcification
an inflexible and unchanging state
deep freeze
temporary inactivity or suspension
desuetude
a state of inactivity or disuse
dormancy, quiescence, quiescency
a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction
extinction
no longer active; extinguished
holding pattern
a state of inaction with no progress and no change
rest
a state of inaction
doldrums, stagnancy, stagnation
a state of inactivity (in business or art etc)
stagnancy, stagnation
inactivity of liquids; being stagnant; standing still; without current or circulation
stasis
inactivity resulting from a static balance between opposing forces
cold storage
in a state of abeyance or postponement
deferral, recess
a state of abeyance or suspended business
moratorium
suspension of an ongoing activity
stand-down, standdown
a suspension and relaxation from an alert state or a state of readiness
hibernation
cessation from or slowing of activity during the winter; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals
aestivation, estivation
(zoology) cessation or slowing of activity during the summer; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals during a hot or dry period
slumber
a dormant or quiescent state
countercheck
a check that restrains another check
logjam
any stoppage attributable to unusual activity
Type of:
state
the way something is with respect to its main attributes

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