Synonyms of 'inactive'
idleThe satellite has been inactive since its launch two years ago.
Now the machine is lying idle.
The virus remains dormant in nerve tissue.
He covered the inert body with a blanket
He remained as immobile as if carved out of rock.
out of service, ,
He has been inactive since last year.
Employees have been idle for almost a month now.
Have you been unemployed for over six months?
out of work,
A third of the population is out of work.
One in four people are now jobless in inner areas like Tottenham.
Portraits of unoccupied youths predominate.
kicking your heels
They certainly were not politically inactive.
I was too lazy to learn how to read music.
He took a passive role in the interview.
Island life is too slow for her liking.
We all feel dull and sleepy between 1 and 3pm.
feeling sluggish and lethargic after a big meal
He felt too miserable and lethargic to get dressed.
A sedentary lifestyle has been linked with a risk of heart disease.
indolent teenagers who won't lift a finger to help
the somnolent villages of Sicily
He led a lazy, torpid life at the weekends.
He was not slothful: he had been busy all night.
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in the sense of dormant
temporarily quiet, inactive, or not being usedThe virus remains dormant in nerve tissue.
in the sense of dull
not lively or energeticWe all feel dull and sleepy between 1 and 3pm.
in the sense of immobile
not movingHe remained as immobile as if carved out of rock.
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