What is the opposite of active?

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Adjective
Opposite of being in effective or current operation, action, or force
“The rides have become inoperative since its closure in the early 2000s.”
Adjective
Opposite of engaging or ready to engage in physically energetic pursuits
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“Years of being physically inactive was starting to have a detrimental effect on his fitness.”
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Opposite of diligent in the pursuit of a goal
“He had a rather indifferent attitude towards money, and dedicated his life to altruism.”
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Opposite of participating or engaged in a positive or spontaneous way
“He has been an uninvolved participant in our rowing activities for several weeks now.”
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Opposite of physically nimble and quick
“He was tall and powerful but, unfortunately, rather clumsy.”
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Opposite of of or pertaining to high levels of activity
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Opposite of in a good physical or mental condition
“Stupidity isn't the same as being ill, but stupidity can convince you that it's the same thing.”
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Opposite of favouring confrontational or violent methods in support of a political or social cause
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Opposite of noisy, energetic, and cheerful
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Opposite of serving as a means of pursuing an aim or policy
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(of something inanimate or abstract) Opposite of successful in producing a desired or intended result
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(of a person) Opposite of possessing strength and athleticism
“He may have been unathletic, but he made up for it with his superior intellect.”
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Opposite of young or seeming young
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(of work) Opposite of strenuous in nature
“We spent a tranquil day down by the lake by ourselves.”
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Opposite of dynamic
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Opposite of exhibiting radioactivity
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Opposite of full of life
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Opposite of passionately motivated to achieve one's goals
“Steven was mostly apathetic when it came to working towards his stated goals.”
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Opposite of involving active participation
“The course was devoid of the necessary workshops to demonstrate the practical application of these theoretical concepts.”
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Opposite of in effect at the specified time
“The ban on flammable liquids will be rolled back next Monday.”
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(in a crime, process, etc) Opposite of associated with others, be a participant or make someone be a participant
“Senior officers believe that their suspect and the events that took place earlier this month are unrelated.”
Adjective
Opposite of lively
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