inaction

Definitions of inaction
  1. noun
    the state of being inactive
    synonyms: inactiveness, inactivity
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    Antonyms:
    action, activeness, activity
    the state of being active
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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    no longer active; extinguished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
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    state
    the way something is with respect to its main attributes
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