Synonyms and Antonyms of inactive
1 slow to move or act <it's easiest to catch snakes early in the morning, while they're still cold and inactive> Synonyms dull, inert, lethargic, quiescent, sleepy, sluggish, torpid Related Words ambitionless, apathetic, indolent, languorous, lazy, lazyish, listless, shiftless, slack, slothful, sluggard, sluggardly; dormant, inanimate, motionless, resting, sedentary, static, still; dead; dopey (also dopy), drugged; asleep, drowsy, somnambulant; catatonic, comatose Near Antonyms busy, engaged, occupied, working; animated, bouncing, dynamic, energetic, kinetic, lively, peppy, perky, spirited, sprightly, springy, vigorous, vital, vivacious, zippy; assiduous, diligent, hardworking, industrious, sedulous Antonyms active
2 not being in a state of use, activity, or employment <an inactive oil well> Synonyms dead, dormant, fallow, free, idle, inert, inoperative, latent, off, unused, vacant Related Words abeyant, arrested, interrupted, suspended; unoccupied; asleep, comatose, lifeless, moribund, quiescent, sleepy; inoperable, unusable, unworkable, useless; dull, slow Phrases at rest, on the shelf, out of commission Near Antonyms functional, operable, operational, workable; assiduous, industrious, sedulous; energetic, vigorous; feasible, practical, usable (also useable), useful, viable Antonyms active, alive, busy, employed, functioning, going, living, on, operating, operative, running, working
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