Inactivity In`ac*tiv"i*ty, n. [Cf. F. inactivit['e].] [1913 Webster] 1. The state or quality of being inactive; inertness; as, the inactivity of matter. [1913 Webster]

2. Idleness; habitual indisposition to action or exertion; lack of energy; sluggishness. [1913 Webster]

The gloomy inactivity of despair. --Cook. [1913 Webster]

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