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inaction

noun in·ac·tion \(ˌ)i-ˈnak-shən\

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

Full Definition of INACTION

:  lack of action or activity :  idleness
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Examples of INACTION

  1. The protesters criticized the administration's inaction on environmental issues.
  2. We must consider the consequences of continued inaction.

First Known Use of INACTION

1707
INACTION Defined for Kids

inaction

noun in·ac·tion \i-ˈnak-shən\

Definition of INACTION for Kids

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

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