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inertia
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inertia /i'nə:ʃjə/
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Concise Dictionary
inertiasɪ'nɜrʃə / -'nɜː-
noun
+a disposition to remain inactive or inert
+(physics) the tendency of a body to maintain is state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force

Thesaurus Dictionary
n.
inertness, inactivity, sloth, sluggishness, torpor, dullness, idleness, indolence, laziness, slothfulness, passivity, apathy, lassitude, dormancy, listlessness, languor, immobility, motionlessness:
Adele finds it difficult to overcome her feeling of inertia in the morning.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun [U]
1 (usually disapproving) lack of energy; lack of desire or ability to move or change: I can't seem to throw off this feeling of inertia. + the forces of institutional inertia in the school system
2 (physics) a PROPERTY (= characteristic) of MATTER (= a substance) by which it stays still or, if moving, continues moving in a straight line unless it is acted on by a force outside itself
Collocation Dictionary
noun

ADJ.

sheer | bureaucratic, institutional, organizational, political

VERB + INERTIA

lapse into
She lapsed into inertia and lay there as if asleep.
| overcome
The forces for change in the government are not sufficient to overcome bureaucratic inertia.

PREP.

out of ~
He stayed where he was, not because he really wanted to, but out of inertia.
| through ~
Projects were frequently abandoned through sheer inertia.

PHRASES

a state of inertia



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