Synonyms and Antonyms of dormancy
1 a state of temporary inactivity <some volcanoes have eruptive cycles marked by long stretches of dormancy> Synonyms cold storage, deep freeze, doldrums, abeyance, holding pattern, latency, moratorium, quiescence, suspended animation, suspense, suspensionRelated Words inaction, inertia, inertness, motionlessness; impasse, standstill; coma, hibernation, hypnosis, repose, rest, sleep, slumber, torpor; recess, recession, remission; downtime, idleness, layoffNear Antonyms recommencement, renewal, resumption, resuscitationAntonyms continuance, continuation
2 lack of action or activity <a fighting force that could be roused instantly from dormancy to action> Synonyms inaction, idleness, inactivity, inertness, nonaction, quiescenceRelated Words indolence, inertia, languor, lassitude, laziness, lethargy, listlessness, shiftlessness, sleepiness, sloth, sluggishness; dallying, loafing, lolling, loungingNear Antonyms animateness, briskness, exuberance, jazziness, liveliness, peppiness, robustness, sprightliness, vibrancy, vivacity; assiduity, assiduousness, business, diligence, employment, industriousness, industry, occupationAntonyms action, activeness, activity
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