- quality of being inactive; inertness; as, the
inactivity of matter.
The gloomy inactivity of despair. --Cook. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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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
inactivity — (n.) 1640s, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + ACTIVITY (Cf. activity). Phrase masterly inactivity attested by 1791 … Etymology dictionary
inactivity — index abeyance, cessation (interlude), desuetude, halt, inertia, insentience, languor, leave ( … Law dictionary
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
inactivity — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ relative ▪ Her most brilliant work was done during several months of relative inactivity. ▪ physical ▪ economic, political (both esp. BrE) ▪ … Collocations dictionary
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
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,… … English dictionary for students
inactivity — inactive ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not active, working, or energetic. DERIVATIVES inactivity noun … English terms dictionary
inactivity — noun see inactive … New Collegiate Dictionary
inactivity — See inactively. * * * … Universalium