- IPA(key): /ɪˈnɛr(t)si/
- Hyphenation: in‧er‧tie
Borrowing from French inertie.
inertie f (plural inerties)
- (figuratively) Lack of dynamism or forcefulness.
Borrowing from Latin inertia (“want of art or skill; inactivity”), from iners (“inept, slow”), itself from in- (“not”) + ars (“art, skill”).
inertie f (usually uncountable, plural inerties)
- (physics) inertia
- (figuratively) lack of dynamism or forcefulness