Definitions for: Inactivity


[n] being inactive
[n] a disposition to remain inactive or inert; "he had to overcome his inertia and get back to work"
[n] the state of being inactive



Webster (1913) Definition: In`ac*tiv"i*ty, n. [Cf. F. inactivit['e].]
1. The state or quality of being inactive; inertness; as, the
inactivity of matter.

2. Idleness; habitual indisposition to action or exertion;
want of energy; sluggishness.

The gloomy inactivity of despair. --Cook.

Synonyms: inaction, inactiveness, inactiveness, inertia

Antonyms: action, activeness, activeness, activity, activity, activity

See Also: abeyance, act, anergy, arrest, calcification, check, delay, desuetude, doldrums, dormancy, ease, extinction, halt, hitch, holdup, human action, human activity, idleness, idling, indolence, languor, laziness, lethargy, loafing, passiveness, passivity, pause, phlegm, quiescence, quiescency, relaxation, repose, rest, rest, restfulness, sluggishness, stagnancy, stagnation, stasis, state, stay, stop, stoppage, suspension, trait, wait, waiting

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