Inaction


Inaction
(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Inaction->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ inaction
inaction
passiveness
abstinence from action
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ noninterference
noninterference
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ Fabian policy
Fabian policy
conservative policy
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ neglect
neglect
&c. 460
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ inactivity
inactivity
&c. 683
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ rest
rest
&c.(repose) 687
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ quiescence
quiescence
&c. 265
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ want of occupation
want of occupation
inoccupation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ idle hours
idle hours
time hanging on one's hands
dolce far niente
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ sinecure
sinecure
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ soft snap
soft snap
soft thing
PARAG:Inaction->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ not do
not do
not act
not attempt
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be inactive
be inactive
&c. 683
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ abstain from doing
abstain from doing
do nothing
hold
spare
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ not stir
not stir
not move
not lift a finger
not lift a foot
not lift a peg
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ fold one's arms
fold one's arms
fold one's hands
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ leave alone
leave alone
let alone
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ let be
let be
let pass
let things take their course
let it have its way
let well alone
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ quieta non movere
quieta non movere
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ stare super antiquas vias
stare super antiquas vias
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ rest and be thankful
rest and be thankful
live and let live
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ lie rest upon one's oars
lie rest upon one's oars
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ laisser aller
laisser aller
faire
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ stand aloof
stand aloof
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ refrain
refrain
&c.(avoid) 623
keep oneself from doing
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ remit one's efforts
remit one's efforts
relax one's efforts
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ desist
desist
&c.(relinquish) 624
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ stop
stop
&c.(cease) 142
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ pause
pause
&c.(be quiet) 265
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ wait
wait
lie in wait
bide one's time
take time
tide it over
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ cool one's heels
cool one's heels
kick one's heels
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ while away the time
while away the time
while away tedious hours
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ pass the time
pass the time
fill up the time
beguile the time
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ talk against time
talk against time
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ waste time
waste time
&c.(inactive) 683
GRP: \\ V \\ 4
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ lie by
lie by
lie on the shelf
lie in ordinary
lie idle
lie to
lie fallow
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ keep quiet
keep quiet
slug
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ have nothing to do
have nothing to do
whistle for want of thought
GRP: \\ V \\ 5
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ undo
undo
do away with
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ take down
take down
take to pieces
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ destroy
destroy
&c. 162
PARAG:Inaction->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ not doing
not doing
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ not done
not done
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ undone
undone
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ passive
passive
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ unoccupied
unoccupied
unemployed
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ out of employ
out of employ
out of work
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ fallow
fallow
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ desaeuvre
desaeuvre
PARAG:Inaction->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ re infecta
re infecta
at a stand
les bras croisis
with folded arms
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ with the hands in the pockets
with the hands in the pockets
with the hands behind one's back
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ pour passer le temps
pour passer le temps
PARAG:Inaction->Int
GRP: \\ Int \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Int \\ 1 \\ so let it be
so let it be
=>!
stop
=>!
&c. 142
Sgm: \\ Int \\ 1 \\ hands off
hands off
=>!

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • inaction — [ inaksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1647; de 1. in et action ♦ Absence ou cessation de toute action; état d une personne inactive. ⇒ inactivité; désœuvrement, oisiveté. Condamner, réduire qqn à l inaction. « J étais vouée par état au silence et à l inaction »… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Inaction — In*ac tion, n. [Pref. in. not + action: cf. inaction.] Lack of action or activity; forbearance from labor; idleness; rest; inertness. Berkeley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inaction — Inaction. s. f. Cessation de toute action, ne se dit que de l ame & en terme de devotion. Estre dans l inaction …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Inaction — (v. lat.), Unthätigkeit. Daher Inactiv, unthätig, geschäftslos, amtlos Inactivität, Unthätigkeit, Dienstlosigkeit …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Inaction — Inaction, lat. deutsch, Unthätigkeit; inactiv, unthätig; Inactivität, Amts , Dienstlosigkeit …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • inaction — I noun abeyance, abrogation, abstinence from action, cessatio, cessation, dormancy, failure to act, idleness, immobility, impotence, indolence, inertness, inoccupation, languor, latency, motionlessness, otium, paralysis, passiveness, passivity,… …   Law dictionary

  • inaction — (n.) 1707, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + ACTION (Cf. action) …   Etymology dictionary

  • inaction — ► NOUN ▪ lack of action where some is expected or appropriate …   English terms dictionary

  • inaction — [in ak′shən] n. absence of action or motion; inertness or idleness …   English World dictionary

  • inaction — (i na ksion ; en vers, de quatre syllabes) s. f. Cessation de toute action. •   Que je hais ces sortes de vapeurs d épuisement ! qu elles sont difficiles à guérir, quand le remède est de s hébéter, de ne point penser, d être dans l inaction !,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré


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