Part of speech: noun

The state of being inert.

Part of speech: noun

That property of matter by virtue of which it continues at rest or in motion unless acted on by some force outside of itself.

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Usage examples "inertia":

  1. Inertia causes a vast deal of trouble. - "Bohemian Society", Lydia Leavitt.
  2. The content of consciousness includes the Will- the unrest of consciousness in its actual situation, a dissatisfaction with its state of inertia, and a movement towards some End. - "An Interpretation of Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy", W. Tudor Jones.
  3. I resisted nothing except by inertia. - "Lore of Proserpine", Maurice Hewlett.