Definition of inertly in US English:



  • See inert

    • ‘The local is thus not conceived as existing inertly against a backdrop of global forces, but rather as constructed through this dynamic.’
    • ‘Barbaro is seen clearly distressed and confused, the lower part of his injured leg flopping inertly.’
    • ‘Collective memory is a people's heritage and also its energy; it does not merely sit there inertly, but it must be activated as part of a people's identity and sense of its own prerogative… to understand who we are and what we are doing.’
    • ‘One hand splayed inertly before her while the other clenched tightly beneath her abdomen.’
    • ‘When the two walked inside, they saw Kalent still sitting on the floor asleep and Cerinnae resting inertly on the bed.’