Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Not active; indolent; inert.

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Usage examples "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", R.M. Ballantyne.
  2. But I am very tired of this inactive life. - "Fighting for the Right", 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", Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe.