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in·ac·tion

 (ĭn-ăk′shən)
n.
Lack or absence of action.

inaction

(ɪnˈækʃən)
n
lack of action; idleness; inertia

in•ac•tion

(ɪnˈæk ʃən)

n.
absence of action; idleness.
[1700–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inaction - the state of being inactive
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
abeyance, suspension - temporary cessation or suspension
anergy - inactivity and lack of energy
halt, stoppage, arrest, hitch, stay, stop, check - the state of inactivity following an interruption; "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat"
calcification - an inflexible and unchanging state; "the calcification of negotiations"
deep freeze - temporary inactivity or suspension; "the legislation has now been revived after ten years in the deep freeze"
desuetude - a state of inactivity or disuse
dormancy, quiescence, quiescency - a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction; "the volcano erupted after centuries of dormancy"
extinction - no longer active; extinguished; "the extinction of the volcano"
holding pattern - a state of inaction with no progress and no change; "you should go into a holding pattern until he gets over his disappointment"
rest - a state of inaction; "a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon"
doldrums, stagnation, stagnancy - a state of inactivity (in business or art etc); "economic growth of less than 1% per year is considered to be economic stagnation"
stagnancy, stagnation - inactivity of liquids; being stagnant; standing still; without current or circulation
stasis - inactivity resulting from a static balance between opposing forces
activeness, activity, action - the state of being active; "his sphere of activity"; "he is out of action"

inaction

noun inactivity, inertia, idleness, immobility, torpor, dormancy, torpidity He is bitter about the inaction of the other political parties.
Quotations
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" [Edmund Burke]

inaction

noun
A lack of action or activity:
Translations
سُكون، عَدَم حَرَكَه
nečinnost
passivitetuvirksomhed
tétlenség
aîgerîaleysi, framtaksleysi
hareketsizlik

inaction

[ɪnˈækʃən] Ninacción f, inactividad f

inaction

[ɪnˈækʃən] ninaction f

inaction

inaction

[ɪnˈækʃn] ninerzia, inazione f

inactive

(inˈӕktiv) adjective
(formal).
1. not taking much exercise. You're fat because you're so inactive.
2. no longer working, functioning etc; not active. an inactive volcano.
inˈaction noun
inacˈtivity noun

in·ac·tion

n. inacción, fallo en responder a un estímulo.
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The actions or inactions of the program manager and his or her leadership team in using communication, integration, flexibility, and courage will set the stage for success or failure of the program, just as they did on the battlefield at Gettysburg.
To commemorate something without even knowing and acknowledging its history and how the actions and inactions of individuals and institutions and governments caused and shaped that history is a harsh and tragic joke.
you buy a new car) than for inactions (you decided to stick to your old one), but long-term regret is stronger for inactions.
Each American, in spite of benign or malignant ignorance, participates in this policy by his or her every day actions or inactions.