Simple Definition of inaction
: failure to do something that should be done : lack of action or activity
Full Definition of inaction
: lack of action or activity : idleness
Examples of inaction in a sentence
The protesters criticized the administration's inaction on environmental issues.
We must consider the consequences of continued inaction.
First Known Use of inaction
Rhymes with inaction
abstraction, attraction, bolt-action, class action, compaction, contraction, cross action, detraction, diffraction, distraction, exaction, extraction, impaction, infraction, job action, live-action, olfaction, protraction, reaction, redaction, refraction, retraction, stop-action, subtraction, transaction
INACTION Defined for Kids
Definition of inaction for Students
: lack of action or activity <Dove and Dusty were paralyzed into complete inaction. — Esther Forbes, Johnny Tremain>
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