What does the word inactive mean?

Usage examples for inactive

  1. If they had only known what to do they would have done it; what danger to face, they would have faced it; but to sit there inactive, with the mysterious sounds increasing, was almost intolerable. – The Prairie Chief by R.M. Ballantyne
  2. But I am very tired of this inactive life. – Fighting for the Right by Oliver Optic
  3. But the difficulty is, that a large part of the community, especially women, are so inactive in their habits that they seldom feel the calls of hunger. – The American Woman's Home by Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe