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Synonyms

inaction

noun

the failure to do anything, especially when you should do something

avoidance

noun

the practice or policy of avoiding someone or something

standstill

noun

a situation in which something stops moving or happening

evasion

noun

the practice of avoiding doing something that you should do

inertia

noun

a situation in which no progress is made or no action is taken

delay

noun

failure to do something quickly

stagnation

noun

a situation in which there is no progress or development

suspended animation

noun

a situation in which someone feels they cannot be active because they must wait for something to happen

a deafening silence

a serious failure to say or do something in reaction to a request or action

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failure

noun

a situation in which you do not do something that someone expects you to do

footdragging

noun

a failure to do something immediately or quickly because you do not really want to do it

quiescent

adjective

very formal in a quiescent period or situation, nothing happens

stasis

noun

a condition in which there is no movement or change

timepass

noun

Indian English the act or fact of spending time, especially doing nothing important or useful

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gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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