Definition of 'inactive'
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What should we do with the inactive members on our roll? Christianity Today (2000)Some people who are made redundant get another job or become economically inactive. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The number of economically inactive is at a staggering eight million. The Sun (2009)More than a fifth of the nation is classified as economically inactive. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Some argue that the vast majority of those who sign up do so out of mere curiosity and remain inactive. Times, Sunday Times (2015)So who are the economically inactive? Times, Sunday Times (2010)Her team observed rats, some of which exercised excessively on a wheel and others that remained inactive. Times, Sunday Times (2009)At present, more than one in four adults of working age are either unemployed or economically inactive. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This mirrors the experience of many housebuilders, who say they cannot make a profit in economically inactive areas. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Those who are economically inactive have to prove that they are financially self-sufficient to be allowed a right to reside. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And in terms of the location of the economically inactive, this group are far and away the most significant. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But presumably 10,000 fairly inactive members. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Indeed, the underlying problem for our inactive people with disabilities is likely to lie more with their lack of skills than their disability alone. Times, Sunday Times (2008)And 450,000 people have become economically inactive in the past 12 months. The Sun (2010)The number of inactive people reached a record 8.1 million in January. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The more we see and read about innocent civilians caught in the line of fire, the harder it is for governments to remain inactive or indifferent. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Overall, the number of inactive people who do not want a job jumped by 88,000 over the past quarter. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: inactive ADJECTIVE
Someone or something that is inactive is not doing anything or is not working.
He certainly was not politically inactive.
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