Definition of inaction noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈækʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈækʃn//
[uncountable] (usually disapproving)
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lack of action; the state of doing nothing about a situation or a problem The police were accused of inaction in the face of a possible attack. They have accused the government of inaction on the issue of railway safety.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: inaction