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INERT', a. [L. iners; in and ars, art. The English sense is drawn not from art, but from the primary sense, strength or vigorous action.]

1. Destitute of the power of moving itself, or of active resistance to motion impressed; as, matter is inert.

2. Dull; sluggish; indisposed to move or act.



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INERT', a. [L. iners; in and ars, art. The English sense is drawn not from art, but from the primary sense, strength or vigorous action.]

1. Destitute of the power of moving itself, or of active resistance to motion impressed; as, matter is inert.

2. Dull; sluggish; indisposed to move or act.

IN-ERT', a. [L. iners; in and ars, art. The English sense is drawn not from art, but from the primary sense, strength or vigorous action.]

  1. Destitute of the power of moving itself, or of active resistance to motion impressed; as, matter is inert.
  2. Dull; sluggish; indisposed to move or act. Thomson.

In*ert"
  1. Destitute of the power of moving itself, or of active resistance to motion; as, matter is inert.
  2. Indisposed to move or act; very slow to act; sluggish; dull; inactive; indolent; lifeless.

    The inert and desponding party of the court. Macaulay.

    It present becomes extravagant, then imbecile, and at length utterly inert. I. Taylor.

  3. Not having or manifesting active properties; not affecting other substances when brought in contact with them; powerless for an expected or desired effect.

    Syn. -- Inactive; dull; passive; indolent; sluggish; slothful; lazy; lifeless; irresolute; stupid; senseless; insensible. -- Inert, Inactive, Sluggish. A man may be inactive from mere want of stimulus to effort; but one who is inert has something in his constitution or his habits which operates like a weight holding him back from exertion. Sluggish is still stronger, implying some defect of temperament which directly impedes action. Inert and inactive are negative, sluggish is positive.

    Even the favored isles . . .
    Can boast but little virtue; and, inert
    Through plenty, lose in morals what they gain
    In manners -- victims of luxurious ease.
    Cowper.

    Doomed to lose four months in inactive obscurity. Johnson.

    Sluggish Idleness, the nurse of sin,
    Upon a slothful ass he chose to ride.
    Spenser.

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Inert

INERT', adjective [Latin iners; in and ars, art. The English sense is drawn not from art, but from the primary sense, strength or vigorous action.]

1. Destitute of the power of moving itself, or of active resistance to motion impressed; as, matter is inert

2. Dull; sluggish; indisposed to move or act.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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