Definition of 'inertia'
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Technical incompetence may be part of the explanation but inertia and complacency are clearly factors too. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Is your inertia just a lack of courage? Times, Sunday Times (2008)There was a lot of inertia to overcome. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It takes a lot of energy to overcome inertia. Christianity Today (2000)Organisations have enormous inbuilt political and cultural inertia. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Europe has no such excuse; only its own inertia to overcome. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The law on shoplifting will have to be rewritten to pre-empt sleep inertia defences. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Then you have widespread fear and ignorance, the inertia of these giant bureaucracies and the timidity of politicians. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They despise complacency and inertia. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They call it sleep inertia. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The coroner said: 'I have noticed evidence of a quite staggering degree of inertia and complacency. The Sun (2011)We are failing them, through a mixture of political neglect, bureaucratic inertia and cultural bias. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She also blasted it as an'appalling case of bureaucratic inertia '. The Sun (2011)
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Translations for 'inertia'
British English: inertia NOUN
If you have a feeling of inertia, you feel very lazy and unwilling to move or be active.
He resented her inertia, her lack of energy and self-direction.
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