Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality of being inactive; idleness; passiveness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being inactive; inertness.
  • n. Idleness; habitual indisposition to action or exertion; lack of energy; sluggishness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The condition or character of being inactive; want of action or exertion; indisposition to act or exert one's self; sluggishness.
  • n. Synonyms See idle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a disposition to remain inactive or inert
  • n. the state of being inactive
  • n. being inactive; being less active

Etymologies

From in- +‎ activity. (Wiktionary)

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