1. The quality of being inactive; idleness; passiveness.
    • 1994, Helene Barbara Weinberg, ‎Doreen Bolger, ‎David Park Curry, American Impressionism and Realism
      Painters depicted Idle Hours (see fig. 99), reverie, solitude, and other themes that reflected Americans' new willingness to eschew productivity, and they sold their canvases to patrons who enjoyed both the inactivities portrayed and seeing themselves portrayed in inactivities.

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