To come to a decision has always been too much for my Creole inertness, and I find it easier to obey the wishes of others.
Yet simultaneously he derided himself for the inertness of his imagination.
Her likes and dislikes, for all the inertness of her demeanour, were clear and unshifting.
For, the great enemy of knowledge is not error, but inertness.
Three sisters of ill repute: inertness, grudging, closefistedness.
It shows that the trouble lies in the inertness of established habit.
It mattered little to her that inertness really was the reason for that peace.
I exclaimed, startled for the moment out of the inertness that paralyzed my brain.
All other forces have phenomena of repulsion and of inertness irrespective of distance, as well as of attraction.
And the reaction and fatigue together stunned him into inertness.
1640s, from French inerte (16c.) or directly from Latin inertem (nominative iners) "unskilled, inactive, helpless, sluggish, worthless," from in- "without" + ars (genitive artis) "skill" (see art (n.)). Originally of matter; specifically of gases from 1885. Of persons or creatures, from 1774.
inert in·ert (ĭn-ûrt')
Sluggish in action or motion; lethargic.
Not readily reactive with other chemical elements; forming few or no chemical compounds.
Having no pharmacologic or therapeutic action.