Definition of 'inaction'
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Far more likely is the action or inaction of a human actor, or weak process management controls. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Washington has chosen action over inaction and has made a commitment to spending its way back to economic vigour. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Further international inaction would be inexcusable. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The Commons at these times is not so much democracy in action as democracy inaction. Times, Sunday Times (2011)According to this logic, if you have a problem the best course of action is inaction. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Our increased knowledge of hygiene has transformed resignation and inaction in face of epidemic disease from a religious virtue to a justly punishable offence. Infinite in All Directions (1989)Choosing inaction in the face of vocal opposition may be difficult, but it may also be the best course. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The Austrian Government has previously drawn criticism for its apparent inaction. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Our challenge with understanding Empire is not inaction in the face of multiculturalism; it is a culture of exam factory schooling thinning out the curriculum. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A protest is planned on Monday against police and government inaction in the face of the growing threat of lawlessness spilling over from Somalia. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'inaction'
British English: inaction NOUN
If you refer to someone's inaction, you disapprove of the fact that they are doing nothing.
He is bitter about the inaction of the other political parties.
Definition of inaction from the Collins English Dictionary
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