inaction

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noun in·ac·tion \(ˌ)i-ˈnak-shən\

Definition of inaction

  1. :  lack of action or activity :  idleness

Examples of inaction in a sentence

  1. The protesters criticized the administration's inaction on environmental issues.

  2. We must consider the consequences of continued inaction.

1707

First Known Use of inaction

1707


INACTION Defined for English Language Learners

inaction

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noun in·ac·tion \(ˌ)i-ˈnak-shən\

Definition of inaction for English Language Learners

  • : failure to do something that should be done : lack of action or activity


INACTION Defined for Kids

inaction

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noun in·ac·tion \i-ˈnak-shən\

Definition of inaction for Students

  1. :  lack of action or activity <Dove and Dusty were paralyzed into complete inaction. — Esther Forbes, Johnny Tremain>



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