Antonyms
Etymology

1. inactive

adjective. ['ˌɪˈnæktɪv'] (chemistry) not participating in a chemical reaction; chemically inert.

Antonyms

  • work

Etymology

  • active (English)
  • actif (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)

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  • interactive
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Example sentences of the word inactive


1. Adjective
Call all your inactive clients and ask them how you can help them get back into a healthy routine.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Educate yourself about depression, especially about the sufferer's propensity to become withdrawn and inactive.

Quotes containing the word inactive


1. An active mind cannot exist in an inactive body.
- George S. Patton Jr.

2. Scientists used to do an experiment whereby a dog’s repeated reward for performing a task was unaccountably replaced by punishment. The dog, knowing it would be penalized for doing well or doing badly, would become melancholic and inactive. This and other unforeseeable results were funded by taxing up to sixty percent of people’s earnings. People became strangely melancholic and inactive
- Steve Aylett

2. inactive

adjective. ['ˌɪˈnæktɪv'] (pathology) not progressing or increasing; or progressing slowly.

Synonyms

  • indolent
  • flat
  • dead-end
  • latent

Antonyms

  • activation
  • sink
  • source
  • peristalsis

Etymology

  • active (English)
  • actif (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)

3. inactive

adjective. ['ˌɪˈnæktɪv'] (of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct.

Synonyms

  • quiescency
  • dormancy
  • dormant
  • quiescence

Antonyms

  • fast
  • sudden
  • hurried
  • rush

Etymology

  • active (English)
  • actif (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)

4. inactive

adjective. ['ˌɪˈnæktɪv'] not active physically or mentally.

Synonyms

  • torpid
  • sedentary
  • dormant
  • deskbound
  • soggy
  • abeyant
  • activity
  • unenrgetic
  • desk-bound
  • sluggish
  • inert
  • hypoactive
  • lethargic
  • activeness

Antonyms

  • inactiveness
  • energetic
  • awake
  • erect

Etymology

  • active (English)
  • actif (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)

5. inactive

adjective. ['ˌɪˈnæktɪv'] lacking activity; lying idle or unused.

Synonyms

  • strikebound
  • sluggish
  • idle
  • unused
  • dull
  • dead
  • dark

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • discontinuance
  • assembly
  • discontinuation

Etymology

  • active (English)
  • actif (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)

6. inactive

adjective. ['ˌɪˈnæktɪv'] not exerting influence or change.

Antonyms

  • increase

Etymology

  • active (English)
  • actif (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)

7. inactive

adjective. ['ˌɪˈnæktɪv'] (military) not involved in military operations.

Antonyms

  • quickly

Etymology

  • active (English)
  • actif (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)

8. inactive

adjective. ['ˌɪˈnæktɪv'] not engaged in full-time work.

Synonyms

  • retired

Antonyms

  • dry
  • light

Etymology

  • active (English)
  • actif (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)

9. inactive

adjective. ['ˌɪˈnæktɪv'] lacking in energy or will.

Synonyms

  • passivity
  • resistless
  • passive
  • passiveness
  • supine
  • hands-off

Antonyms

  • anastalsis
  • dormant
  • inaction
  • passive

Etymology

  • active (English)
  • actif (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)

10. inactive

adjective. ['ˌɪˈnæktɪv'] not in physical motion.

Synonyms

  • still
  • unmoving
  • static
  • motionless

Antonyms

  • accelerate
  • interesting
  • smart
  • strengthen

Etymology

  • active (English)
  • actif (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)
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