inertia inertia  /ɪ ˈnɜr ʃə/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a disposition to remain inactive or inert
  2. (n) (physics) the tendency of a body to maintain its state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. In any war, it takes time to convert to forward motion the inertia that follows a massive buildup of arms.
  2. In any war, it takes time to convert to forward motion the inertia that follows a massive buildup of arms.
  3. But inertia is what some members of his own party might accuse the President himself of.

News

  • Citizens changing the law

    The Washington Legislature is a slow-motion train wreck (when the second special session is called Wednesday, prepare for competitive bloviating.) Congress redefined partisan gridlock. Politics is code for "I'm-mad-as-hell" inertia.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Everett Herald

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Quotes

  1. For his part, Mr Fillon said "There is a demand for change. Never have the risks of inertia been so great for France as they are now in this world in flux where everyone across the world is trying to change quicker than the others, where any delay...
    on May 18, 2007 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: EUobserver.com

  2. Ban called the agreement "significant progress" after "four years of diplomatic inertia."
    on Jun 16, 2007 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: Washington Post

  3. In addition to fighting America's enemies, Rumsfeld "simultaneously and doggedly pursued an agenda of institutional transformation and reform - grappling with inertia and vested interests like the champion wrestler he once was," Gates said....
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Robert Gates Source: eMilitary.org

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