Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Without action; inert.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Void of action.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Lacking action; particularly with respect to entertainment, dull, boring.

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Examples

  • Too often I get caught up in actionless summary and no scene.

    The Nervous Breakdown

  • Might be too dense/actionless for the public, but with Morel behind it, I could see it rocking. probot

    Taken Director Pierre Morel Signs on for Paranoia Thriller, Signals | /Film

  • Scenes take place almost accidentally, focusing too long on pointless, actionless exchanges, while any semblance of a story slips between the cracks.

    MIRACLE AT ST. ANA DVD Review – Collider.com

  • Moria calls it a film that is dated, actionless and frequently laughable.

    Dracula

  • Burke wants his talk with the irrepressible raconteur to take place as an actionless walkabout.

    The Speculist: Luckily, we don't face these challenges...

  • (Yuasa, 1993) In this connection, Zen also speaks of Zen's free action as a purposeless purpose, as an actionless action, for neither the purpose nor the action arises from the everyday consciousness which sets up a purpose or a goal for action.

    Japanese Zen Buddhist Philosophy

  • But The Colonel, who fashioned himself the Hollywood action hero going uncast in actionless Charlotte, would be coming to L.A., and Lorenzen Mayne would be going home.

    Foul Lines

  • But The Colonel, who fashioned himself the Hollywood action hero going uncast in actionless Charlotte, would be coming to L.A., and Lorenzen Mayne would be going home.

    Foul Lines

  • Burke wants his talk with the irrepressible raconteur to take place as an actionless walkabout.

    The Speculist: March 2006 Archives

  • It is yourself that burns yonder millions of miles away in the infinite reaches of Space, that walks with confident steps on the tumbling billows of the ethereal sea; it is you who have set the stars in their places and woven the necklace of the suns not with hands but by that Yoga, that silent actionless impersonal Will which has set you here today listening to yourself in me.

    Imagine the endlessness of Time

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