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1. inaction

noun. ['ˌɪˈnækʃən'] the state of being inactive.

Synonyms

  • dormancy
  • halt
  • deep freeze
  • inactiveness
  • suspension
  • extinction
  • stagnancy
  • quiescency
  • stagnation
  • rest
  • arrest
  • anergy
  • hitch
  • stasis
  • check
  • doldrums
  • inactivity
  • stop
  • holding pattern
  • stoppage
  • calcification
  • state
  • quiescence
  • stay
  • desuetude

Antonyms

  • action
  • activeness
  • active
  • start

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Words that Rhyme with Inaction

  • dissatisfaction
  • satisfaction
  • liquefaction
  • transaction
  • subtraction
  • extraction
  • distraction
  • contraction
  • abstraction
  • retraction
  • infraction
  • diffraction
  • classaction
  • telaction
  • interaction
  • exaction
  • attraction
  • traction
  • reaction
  • fraction
  • faction

Example sentences of the word inaction


1. Noun, singular or mass
Another mark of discipleship is an unwillingness to resort to excuses to explain inaction or poor performance.

Quotes containing the word inaction


1. Creative risk taking is essential to success in any goal where the stakes are high. Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity.
- Gary Ryan Blair

2. You are where you are right now because of the actions you've taken, or maybe, the inaction you've taken.
- Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

3. Inaction creates nothing. Action creates success.
- Stephen Richards

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