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inaction

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noun in·ac·tion \(ˌ)i-ˈnak-shən\

Simple Definition of inaction

  • : failure to do something that should be done : lack of action or activity

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of inaction

  1. :  lack of action or activity :  idleness

Examples of inaction in a sentence

  1. The protesters criticized the administration's inaction on environmental issues.

  2. We must consider the consequences of continued inaction.



1707

First Known Use of inaction

1707


INACTION Defined for Kids

inaction

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noun in·ac·tion \i-ˈnak-shən\

Definition of inaction for Students

  1. :  lack of action or activity <Dove and Dusty were paralyzed into complete inaction. — Esther Forbes, Johnny Tremain>





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