actionless

adjective

ac·​tion·​less ˈak-shən-ləs How to pronounce actionless (audio)
: marked by inaction : immobile

Examples of actionless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All this might seem a long way from an actionless meta-game about refusing to let a narrator get on with his story, but The Stanley Parable and the immersive sims are driven by the same ideal: a commitment to honoring the player’s choices, recognizing and reacting to them as much as possible. Gabriel Winslow-Yost, The New York Review of Books, 3 Aug. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

action + -less

First Known Use

1645, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of actionless was in 1645

Dictionary Entries Near actionless

Cite this Entry

“Actionless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/actionless. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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