nonaction

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

non- +‎ action

Noun[edit]

nonaction (countable and uncountable, plural nonactions)

  1. The absence of action; failure to act.
    • 2007 July 13, “The Surgeon General, Muzzled (6 Letters)”, New York Times:
      This country suffers under a stubborn president who refuses to support science, refuses to consider the possibility of his being wrong, and whose actions or nonactions wreak havoc on this country’s abilities to lead through knowledge, diplomacy, honesty and curiosity.