Definition of inaction
: lack of action or activity : idleness
Examples of inaction in a sentence
The protesters criticized the administration's inaction on environmental issues.
We must consider the consequences of continued inaction.
First Known Use of inaction
INACTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inaction for English Language Learners
: failure to do something that should be done : lack of action or activity
INACTION Defined for Kids
Definition of inaction for Students
: lack of action or activity Dove and Dusty were paralyzed into complete inaction. — Esther Forbes, Johnny Tremain
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