Antonyms of noun action

1 of 10 senses of action

Sense 2
action, activity, activeness -- (the state of being active; "his sphere of activity"; "he is out of action")
       Antonym of inaction (Sense 1)
      => inaction, inactivity, inactiveness -- (the state of being inactive)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun action

10 senses of action

Sense 1
action -- (something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions")
       => act, deed, human action, human activity -- (something that people do or cause to happen)

Sense 2
action, activity, activeness -- (the state of being active; "his sphere of activity"; "he is out of action")
       => state -- (the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state")

Sense 3
military action, action -- (a military engagement; "he saw action in Korea")
       => group action -- (action taken by a group of people)

Sense 4
natural process, natural action, action, activity -- (a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity")
       => process, physical process -- (a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states; "events now in process"; "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls")

Sense 5
action -- (the series of events that form a plot; "his novels always have a lot of action")
       => plot -- (the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.; "the characters were well drawn but the plot was banal")

Sense 6
action -- (the trait of being active and energetic and forceful; "a man of action")
       => drive -- (the trait of being highly motivated; "his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers")

Sense 7
action, action mechanism -- (the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism; "the piano had a very stiff action")
       => mechanism -- (device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function)

Sense 8
legal action, action, action at law -- (a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong)
       => proceeding, legal proceeding, proceedings -- ((law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked)

Sense 9
action -- (an act by a government body or supranational organization; "recent federal action undermined the segregationist position"; "the United Nations must have the power to propose and organize action without being hobbled by irrelevant issues"; "the Union action of emancipating Southern slaves")
       => group action -- (action taken by a group of people)

Sense 10
action -- (the most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field; "the action is no longer in technology stocks but in municipal bonds"; "gawkers always try to get as close to the action as possible")
       => work -- (activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb action

2 senses of action

Sense 1
action, sue, litigate, process -- (institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against; "He was warned that the district attorney would process him"; "She actioned the company for discrimination")
       => challenge -- (issue a challenge to; "Fischer challenged Spassky to a match")

Sense 2
carry through, accomplish, execute, carry out, action, fulfill, fulfil -- (put in effect; "carry out a task"; "execute the decision of the people"; "He actioned the operation")
       => complete, finish -- (come or bring to a finish or an end; "He finished the dishes"; "She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree"; "The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours")
       => effect, effectuate, set up -- (produce; "The scientists set up a shock wave")

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