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inoperative

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of inoperative

  1. 1 not being in a state of use, activity, or employment <be careful when putting your hands in even an inoperative garbage disposal> Synonyms dead, dormant, fallow, free, idle, inert, inactive, latent, off, unused, vacantRelated Words abeyant, arrested, interrupted, suspended; unoccupied; asleep, comatose, lifeless, moribund, quiescent, sleepy; inoperable, unusable, unworkable, useless; dull, slowNear Antonyms functional, operable, operational, workable; assiduous, industrious, sedulous; energetic, vigorous; feasible, practical, usable (also useable), useful, viableAntonyms active, alive, busy, employed, functioning, going, living, on, operating, operative, running, working

  2. 2 not being in working order <looking for an expert to fix the inoperative grandfather clock> Synonyms down, inoperable, kaput (also kaputt), malfunctioning, nonfunctional, nonfunctioning, nonoperatingRelated Words broken; off; deactivated, deadlocked, ineffective, ineffectual, nonproductive, unproductive, unusable, unworkable, uselessNear Antonyms effective, effectual, employable, performing, producing, productive, serving, usable (also useable), useful, viable, workableAntonyms functional, functioning, operable, operant, operating, operational, operative, running, working

  3. 3 having no legal or binding force <the decision of the state's supreme court has rendered the law inoperative> Synonyms bad, null, invalid, nonbinding, nonvalid, nugatory, null and void, voidRelated Words illegal; useless, worthless; ineffective, ineffectualNear Antonyms legal; workingAntonyms binding, good, valid




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