Definition of inactivity in English:


Syllabification: in·ac·tiv·i·ty
Pronunciation: /inakˈtivədē


1The state of being inactive; idleness: don’t suddenly take up vigorous exercise after years of inactivity
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  • Unlike species in colder climates, tropical species experience a period of inactivity associated with the dry season.
  • Muscle fibre composition does not appear to change during short periods of inactivity.
  • To talk about an epidemic of obesity is like talking about a plague of inactivity or a contagion of overeating.
1.1Reluctance to take action; apathy: people are frustrated with government inactivity
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  • The idea of being refused had almost frozen John into inactivity.
  • Despite his inactivity, he has taken his full allowance.
  • The inactivity of the opposition movements currently in China is only a superficial phenomenon.
inaction, nonintervention;
neglect, negligence, apathy, passivity

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