What is the opposite of action?

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Noun
Opposite for the mechanics of a movement
“There was a significant degree of inflexibility in his movements, and the coach knew then and there that he would never make it as an athlete.”
Noun
(mass noun) Opposite for something done so as to achieve an aim
“The issue will not rectify itself with this much inaction!”
Noun
Opposite for the effect or influence of something, typically a chemical or substance
“I stopped taking supplements because of their ineffectiveness in improving my health.”
Noun
Opposite for exciting or fast-paced activity
“We regret going to the event as it was filled with nothing but boredom.”
Noun
Opposite for exciting or fast-paced activity
“We like going out into nature for some peace and quiet.”
Noun
(of a person) Opposite for the quality of being energetic and ambitious
“He was a man of leisure who barely knew the meaning of hard work.”
Noun
(of a person) Opposite for the quality of being energetic and ambitious
“Little wonder he has not made much of his life given his timidity.”
Noun
(mass noun) Opposite for armed combat
“Fighting would cease and peace would be restored.”
Verb
Opposite for to act on, or put into action, a request
“Your demands are unreasonable and I will do everything I can to repeal them.”
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