Action and Inactivity


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Action noun – Readiness to engage in daring or difficult activity.
Usage example: the wilderness was tamed by men and women of action

Inactivity is an antonym for action in topics: legal process, something done, individual deed, aggressive military deed.
Nearby Words: active, activity, acting, acted, actively
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Inactivity noun – Lack of action or activity.
Usage example: the inactivity outside the school led me to think that it must have been vacation week

Action is an antonym for inactivity in immobility topic.
Nearby Words: inactive, inaction, inactivate, inactively
Antonyms for Inactivity
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physical physical action physical inactivity
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Inactivity and Action. (2016). Retrieved 2021, April 18, from
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Inactivity or Action. 2016. Accessed April 18, 2021.

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