Synonyms and related words:
Fabian policy, Micawberism, a wise passiveness, backwardness, contemplation, contemplative life, continuation, culpa, culpable negligence, dalliance, dallying, dawdling, default, dereliction, dilatoriness, dillydallying, disregard, do-nothing policy, do-nothingism, do-nothingness, dormancy, extension, failure, hesitation, hold-off, idleness, immobility, inaction, inactivity, inadvertence, inadvertency, inattention, indolence, inertia, inertness, laches, lag, lagging, laissez-aller, laissez-faire, laissez-faireism, lapse, laxity, laxness, lengthening, lingering, loitering, lollygagging, looseness, meditation, mugwump, neglect, neglectfulness, negligence, neutralism, neutrality, neutralness, nonfeasance, noninterference, noninvolvement, nonparticipation, nonperformance, nonresistance, nonrestriction, nonviolence, nonviolent resistance, omission, overlooking, oversight, pacifism, paralysis, passive resistance, passive self-annihilation, passiveness, passivism, passivity, permissiveness, policy, poor stewardship, prolongation, protraction, quiescence, quietism, remissness, shilly-shallying, slackness, slight, slowness, stagnancy, stagnation, stall, standpattism, stasis, tarrying, temporization, unrigorousness, vegetation, vita contemplativa, waiting game, watching and waiting

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.


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