Synonyms for inactiveɪnˈæk tɪv

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  1. inactive(adj)

    (chemistry) not participating in a chemical reaction; chemically inert

    Synonyms:
    static, dormant, motionless, still, nonoperational, passive

    Antonyms:
    reactive, open, gymnastic, progressive, nimble, active, going(a), astir(p), overactive, quick, bustling, sporty, spry, busy, hot, hyperactive, surface-active, agile, springy, counteractive, about(p), brisk, moving, acrobatic, activated, on the go(p), athletic

  2. inactive(adj)

    (pathology) not progressing or increasing; or progressing slowly

    Synonyms:
    static, dormant, motionless, still, nonoperational, passive

    Antonyms:
    springy, moving, nimble, gymnastic, agile, on the go(p), busy, athletic, active, astir(p), acrobatic, open, surface-active, progressive, counteractive, about(p), hyperactive, spry, brisk, sporty, bustling, overactive, hot, activated, reactive, going(a), quick

  3. nonoperational, inactive(adj)

    (military) not involved in military operations

    Synonyms:
    static, dormant, motionless, inactive, still, nonoperational, passive

    Antonyms:
    going(a), moving, nimble, reactive, busy, activated, active, gymnastic, springy, counteractive, sporty, athletic, open, about(p), hot, on the go(p), spry, overactive, hyperactive, astir(p), bustling, progressive, acrobatic, surface-active, agile, brisk, quick

  4. inactive(adj)

    not exerting influence or change

    Synonyms:
    static, dormant, motionless, still, nonoperational, passive

    Antonyms:
    brisk, bustling, busy, moving, acrobatic, active, sporty, hot, on the go(p), progressive, going(a), gymnastic, counteractive, nimble, astir(p), hyperactive, agile, springy, spry, reactive, open, overactive, surface-active, about(p), quick, activated, athletic

  5. dormant, inactive(adj)

    (of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct

    Synonyms:
    passive, sleeping, dormant(ip), dormant, abeyant, still, inactive, hibernating(a), nonoperational, static, motionless, torpid

    Antonyms:
    active, activated, progressive, open, brisk, about(p), going(a), surface-active, springy, counteractive, hyperactive, athletic, sporty, quick, spry, overactive, on the go(p), moving, nimble, gymnastic, reactive, acrobatic, astir(p), bustling, hot, agile, busy

  6. passive, inactive(adj)

    lacking in energy or will

    Synonyms:
    passive, dormant, still, inactive, peaceful, nonoperational, static, motionless

    Antonyms:
    progressive, open, agile, athletic, springy, bustling, activated, astir(p), hyperactive, active, nimble, overactive, about(p), busy, quick, gymnastic, counteractive, sporty, hot, surface-active, brisk, spry, acrobatic, moving, on the go(p), reactive, going(a)

  7. inactive(adj)

    lacking activity; lying idle or unused

    Synonyms:
    static, dormant, motionless, still, nonoperational, passive

    Antonyms:
    hyperactive, active, athletic, busy, about(p), activated, astir(p), hot, overactive, bustling, on the go(p), moving, going(a), quick, counteractive, gymnastic, springy, surface-active, reactive, nimble, spry, acrobatic, open, progressive, agile, sporty, brisk

  8. inactive(adj)

    not engaged in full-time work

    Synonyms:
    static, dormant, motionless, still, nonoperational, passive

    Antonyms:
    nimble, on the go(p), progressive, hot, about(p), activated, moving, surface-active, hyperactive, active, counteractive, astir(p), open, reactive, busy, bustling, acrobatic, quick, going(a), gymnastic, springy, spry, overactive, agile, brisk, athletic, sporty

  9. inactive(adj)

    not active physically or mentally

    Synonyms:
    static, dormant, motionless, still, nonoperational, passive

    Antonyms:
    active, acrobatic, surface-active, about(p), springy, athletic, nimble, activated, moving, spry, open, sporty, reactive, bustling, going(a), on the go(p), gymnastic, counteractive, hyperactive, overactive, busy, astir(p), progressive, quick, hot, brisk, agile

  10. inactive, motionless, static, still(adj)

    not in physical motion

    Synonyms:
    static, smooth, motionless, placid, inactive, electrostatic, tranquil, soundless, unruffled, still, quiet, unchanging, silent, noneffervescent, nonoperational, passive, stable, dormant

    Antonyms:
    hyperactive, going(a), springy, overactive, surface-active, gymnastic, on the go(p), active, counteractive, athletic, quick, spry, open, busy, agile, astir(p), activated, about(p), acrobatic, nimble, hot, progressive, sporty, bustling, reactive, brisk, moving

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  1. inactive

    Idle in all uses rests upon its root meaning, as derived from the Anglo-Saxon idel, which signifies vain, empty, useless. Idle thus denotes not primarily the absence of action, but vain action — the absence of useful, effective action; the idle schoolboy may be very actively whittling his desk or tormenting his neighbors. Doing nothing whatever is the secondary meaning of idle. One may be temporarily idle of necessity; if he is habitually idle, it is his own fault. Lazy signifies indisposed to exertion, averse to labor; idleness is in fact; laziness is in disposition or inclination. A lazy person may chance to be employed in useful work, but he acts without energy or impetus. We speak figuratively of a lazy stream. The inert person seems like dead matter (characterized by inertia), powerless to move; the sluggish moves heavily and toilsomely; the most active person may sometimes find the bodily or mental powers sluggish. Slothful belongs in the moral realm, denoting a self-indulgent aversion to exertion. "The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth," Prov. xxvi, 15. Indolent is a milder term for the same quality; the slothful man hates action; the indolent man loves inaction. Compare VAIN.

    Synonyms:
    idle, indolent, inert, lazy, slothful, sluggish, trifling, unemployed, unoccupied, vacant

    Antonyms:
    active, busy, diligent, employed, industrious, occupied, working


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