Synonyms for inert
Antonyms for inert
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INERT
Johnny Rosenfeld still lay in his ward, inert from the waist down.
And when bending over that inert face I felt that there was no longer any breath!
The chauffeur got down, shook his fare by the arm, and the arm was inert.
There he saw the inert figures of the girl, and Tom Franklin.
An atom of any kind is not the inert thing it has been supposed to be, for it can do something.
Since the plan of escape had been projected he had lost all will of his own and become passive and inert.
So long as they remain silent and inert they command no attention or respect.
A shudder, and the caterpillar became as inert as if it were dead.
I had a feeling that they must be horribly cowed to be so silent and inert.
He was dulled, as if nine-tenths of the ordinary man in him were inert.
1640s, from French inerte (16c.) or directly from Latin inertem (nominative iners) "unskilled, inactive, helpless, sluggish, worthless," from in- "without" + ars (genitive artis) "skill" (see art (n.)). Originally of matter; specifically of gases from 1885. Of persons or creatures, from 1774.