Synonyms of 'inoperative'
not working or functioningThe mine has been inoperative since May last year.
out of action,
He realised that their money was useless in this country.
out of order,
The espresso machine is out of order.
a broken guitar and a rusty snare drum
a broken-down car
Reform will continue to be painful and ineffective.
The trial was stopped and the results declared invalid.
Retailers can return defective merchandise.
the well-meaning but ineffectual jobs programs of the past
null and void,
out of service,
The photocopier is out of service today.
out of commission, ,
hors de combat (French),
on the fritz (US, slang), ,
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in the sense of broken
not functioninga broken guitar and a rusty snare drum
in the sense of broken-down
not in working ordera broken-down car
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