Examples of inaction in a Sentence
The protesters criticized the administration's inaction on environmental issues.
We must consider the consequences of continued inaction.
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The effects of this inaction have yet to be fully reckoned with, but could mean that poor kids go without routine checkups, immunizations, and more.
Those actions and inactions fostered mistrust and damaged reputations—including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s—helping pave the way for the first explicitly anti-humanitarian U.S. presidency in a century.
Continued congressional inaction will have disparate impacts: around 45% of currently uninsured children are Hispanic.
Approached after a Tuesday morning news conference, Mayor Kevin Faulconer did not directly answer questions about San Diego’s earlier inaction.
Frustrated by the inaction of Virginia Tech, Coan and other students eventually held a protest during a speech given by Virginia Tech President Timothy Sands on Sept. 29.
But his warning shot could backfire, giving Trump—who has punted much of his legislative agenda to Congress—someone to blame when the public inevitably grows tired of Republican lawmakers’ inaction.
On Monday, frustrated with State Department inaction, Johnson called on the Inspector General to investigate.
The Anthem demonstrations reflect the players’ frustration with this lack of change that results from legislative inaction.
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First Known Use of inaction
Synonymsdormancy, idleness, inactivity, inertness, nonaction, quiescence
Antonymsaction, activeness, activity
Related Wordsindolence, inertia, languor, lassitude, laziness, lethargy, listlessness, shiftlessness, sleepiness, sloth, sluggishness; dallying, loafing, lolling, lounging
Near Antonymsanimateness, briskness, exuberance, jazziness, liveliness, peppiness, robustness, sprightliness, vibrancy, vivacity; assiduity, assiduousness, business, diligence, employment, industriousness, industry, occupation
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