|1.||Destitute of the power of moving itself, or of active resistance to motion; |
|2.||Indisposed to move or act; very slow to act; sluggish; dull; inactive; indolent; lifeless.|
|3.||Not having or manifesting active properties; not affecting other substances when brought in contact with them; powerless for an expected or desired effect; |
Even the favored isles . . .
Can boast but little virtue; and, inert
Through plenty, lose in morals what they gain
In manners - victims of luxurious ease.
|Adj.||1.||inert - unable to move or resist motion|
|2.||inert - having only a limited ability to react chemically; not active; "inert matter"; "an indifferent chemical in a reaction"|
|3.||inert - slow and apathetic; "she was fat and inert"; "a sluggish worker"; "a mind grown torpid in old age"|