non·​ac·​tion ˌnän-ˈak-shən How to pronounce nonaction (audio)
: lack of action : inaction
… a particular activity preceded by nonaction and followed by stasis or stability.Vincent B. Leitch

Examples of nonaction in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This creates a negative feeling that moves us into nonaction or avoidance. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2023 In a demonstration of Democrats’ determination, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston was arrested later Thursday outside of the Hart Senate Office Building after leading a march of Black voting rights activists to protest the Senate’s nonaction on the For the People Act. Raga Justin, Dallas News, 29 July 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1648, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonaction was in 1648

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Cite this Entry

“Nonaction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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