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Definition of "inaction" []

  • Lack or absence of action. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inaction" in a sentence
  • "That my inaction is an excuse made valid by a diagnosis."
  • "That we, as a nation, could condone these actions through our inaction is appalling and attrocious."
  • "BOUDREAU: Fuld told Congress that the failure of Lehman Brothers centered around what he called inaction on the part of the government, and a loss of confidence in the financial markets."