1. inertia

noun. ['ˌɪˈnɝːʃə'] a disposition to remain inactive or inert.


  • lethargy
  • passivity
  • languor
  • sluggishness
  • restfulness
  • passiveness
  • indolence
  • inactiveness
  • inactivity
  • flatness
  • trait
  • phlegm


  • venial sin
  • strength
  • active
  • activity


  • inertia (Latin)
  • iners (Latin)

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Rhymes with Inertia

  • myrtia

How do you pronounce inertia?

Pronounce inertia as ˌɪˈnərʃə.

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Sentences with inertia

1. Noun, singular or mass
The planets want to keep moving in a straight line because of the physics of inertia.

Quotes about inertia

1. Life leaps like a geyser for those who drill through the rock of inertia.
- Alexis Carrel

2. All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right about face which turns us from failure to success.
- Dorothea Brande

2. inertia

noun. ['ˌɪˈnɝːʃə'] (physics) the tendency of a body to maintain its state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force.


  • moment of inertia


  • brightness
  • attentiveness


  • inertia (Latin)
  • iners (Latin)