inaction

[ in-ak-shuh n ]
/ ɪnˈæk ʃən /

noun

absence of action; idleness.

Origin of inaction

First recorded in 1700–10; in-3 + action
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inaction

/ (ɪnˈækʃən) /

noun

lack of action; idleness; inertia

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