unactive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ active

Adjective[edit]

unactive (comparative more unactive, superlative most unactive)

  1. Not active; inactive.
    • 1667, Milton, John, “Book IV”, in Paradise Lost, lines 618–622:
      Man hath his daily work of body or mind / Appointed, which declares his dignity, / And the regard of heav'n on all his ways; / While other animals unactive range, / And of their doings God takes no account.

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