inaction

Part of speech: noun

The state of being inactive. inactivity.

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Usage examples "inaction":

  1. The inaction of the States was one of the causes of its loss. - "History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete", John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009.
  2. Distrust of Leicester was the cause of the inaction. - "History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete", John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009.
  3. Although kindly treated at Lydenberg, I cannot adequately describe the feeling of disappointment and sorrow which my enforced inaction caused me. - "My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War", Ben Viljoen.