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