Synonyms of inactive


1. inactive, unreactive (vs. reactive)

usage: (chemistry) not participating in a chemical reaction; chemically inert; "desired amounts of inactive chlorine"

2. inactive (vs. active), dead-end, flat, indolent, latent, quiescent

usage: (pathology) not progressing or increasing; or progressing slowly

3. nonoperational (vs. operational), inactive

usage: (military) not involved in military operations

4. inactive (vs. active), quiescent

usage: not exerting influence or change

5. dormant (vs. active), inactive, quiescent

usage: (of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct ; "a dormant volcano"

6. passive (vs. active), inactive, hands-off, resistless, supine, unresisting

usage: lacking in energy or will; "Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself"- George Meredith

7. inactive (vs. active), dark, dead, dull, slow, sluggish, idle, unused, strikebound

usage: lacking activity; lying idle or unused; "an inactive mine"; "inactive accounts"; "inactive machinery"

8. inactive (vs. active), off, retired

usage: not engaged in full-time work; "inactive reserve"; "an inactive member"

9. inactive (vs. active), desk-bound, deskbound, abeyant, dormant, hypoactive, underactive, inert, sluggish, soggy, torpid, sedentary, lethargic#1, unenrgetic

usage: not active physically or mentally; "illness forced him to live an inactive life"; "dreamy and inactive by nature"

10. inactive, motionless, static, still, nonmoving (vs. moving), unmoving

usage: not in physical motion; "the inertia of an object at rest"

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