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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inactivity  \In`ac*tiv"i*ty\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  inactivit['e].] 
  1.  The  state  or  quality  of  being  inactive;  inertness;  as  the 
  inactivity  of  matter. 
 
  2.  Idleness;  habitual  indisposition  to  action  or  exertion; 
  want  of  energy;  sluggishness. 
 
  The  gloomy  inactivity  of  despair.  --Cook. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inactivity 
  n  1:  the  state  of  being  inactive  [syn:  {inaction},  {inactiveness}] 
  [ant:  {action},  {action},  {action}] 
  2:  a  disposition  to  remain  inactive  or  inert;  "he  had  to 
  overcome  his  inertia  and  get  back  to  work"  [syn:  {inactiveness}, 
  {inertia}]  [ant:  {activeness}] 
  3:  being  inactive  [ant:  {activity}] 




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