Definition of Inactiveness

1. Noun. The state of being inactive.




2. Noun. A disposition to remain inactive or inert. "He had to overcome his inertia and get back to work"
Exact synonyms: Inactivity, Inertia
Generic synonyms: Trait
Specialized synonyms: Flatness, Languor, Lethargy, Phlegm, Sluggishness, Restfulness, Passiveness, Passivity, Indolence, Laziness
Antonyms: Activeness
Derivative terms: Inactive, Inactive, Inactive

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inactiveness

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inactivated polio vaccine
inactivated poliovirus vaccine
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inactivations
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inactivators
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inactive mutant
inactive repressor
inactive tuberculosis
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inactiveness (current term)
inactivities
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inadaptability
inadaptable
inadaptation
inadaptations
inadaptive
inadept

Literary usage of Inactiveness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1915)
"Since these ants were abnormal, it is reasonable to attribute the difference of 2.26 seconds in reaction time to the inactiveness of the insects, ..."

2. The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor: With a Life of the Author by Jeremy Taylor, Reginald Heber (1839)
"... and an inactiveness of spirit. All Christian people must come. They, indeed, that are in the state of sin, must not come so, but yet they must come. ..."

3. Thirty Years of New York Politics Up-to-date by Matthew Patrick Breen (1899)
"Q. " It was not inactiveness? " A. " No; you went straight to the Bowery and done all you could over there. ..."

4. The Works of Thomas Sydenham, M.D. by Thomas Sydenham (1848)
"... whom, though they perceived n0 inconveniences but what their exercises then carried off, yet the necessary inactiveness of old age made them suffer what ..."

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