Synonyms of inactive
1 unusedDictionary • The satellite has been inactive since its launch two years ago.
idle • Now the machine is lying idle.
dormant • The virus remains dormant in nerve tissue.
inert • He covered the inert body with a blanket
immobile • He remained as immobile as if carved out of rock.
out of service
2 idleDictionary • He has been inactive since last year.
idle • Employees have been idle for almost a month now.
unemployed • Have you been unemployed for over six months?
out of work • A third of the population is out of work.
jobless • One in four people are now jobless in inner areas like Tottenham.
unoccupied • Portraits of unoccupied youths and solitary females predominate.
kicking your heels
3 lazyDictionary • He certainly was not politically inactive.
lazy • I was too lazy to learn how to read music.
passive • He took a passive role in the interview.
slow • Island life is too slow for her liking.
dull • We all feel dull and sleepy between 1 and 3pm.
sluggish • feeling sluggish and lethargic after a big meal
lethargic • He felt too miserable and lethargic to get dressed.
sedentary • A sedentary lifestyle has been linked with a risk of heart disease.
indolent • indolent teenagers who won't lift a finger to help
somnolent • the somnolent villages of Sicily
torpid • He led a lazy, torpid life at the weekends.
slothful (formal) • He was not slothful: he had been busy all night.
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dormantSomething that is dormant is not active, growing, or being used at the present time but is capable of becoming active later on.
• The virus remains dormant in nerve tissue.
dullSomeone or something that is dull is not very lively or energetic.
• We all feel dull and sleepy between 1 and 3pm.
idleIf machines or factories are idle, they are not working or being used.
• Now the machine is lying idle.
Thesaurus for inactive from the Collins English Thesaurus