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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Inactive as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

25 November 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Quick Crossword

We found 14 answers for the crossword clue 'Inactive', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Quick Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Inactive a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Inactive as an answer itself some 54 times.

Inactive is a single word clue made up of 8 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Quick Crossword' on Tuesday, 26 October 2021 with the answer being IDLE, we also found IDLE to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

Before we get to our crossword answers for 'Inactive', take a look at the definitions and example uses below, sometimes these help you think of different words or phrases that are common to 'Inactive' and give you a hint.

  • Not active physically or mentally; "illness forced him to live an inactive life"; "dreamy and inactive by nature"
  • (pathology) not progressing or increasing; or progressing slowly
  • (of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct ; "a dormant volcano"
  • Not exerting influence or change
  • (military) not involved in military operations
  • (chemistry) not participating in a chemical reaction; chemically inert; "desired amounts of inactive chlorine"
  • Lacking activity; lying idle or unused; "an inactive mine"; "inactive accounts"; "inactive machinery"
  • Not engaged in full-time work; "inactive reserve"; "an inactive member"
  • Not in physical motion; "the inertia of an object at rest"
  • Lacking in energy or will; "Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself"- George Meredith


We found 2 anagrams for the word 'Inactive'.

  • antivice
  • vineatic

Crossword Answers

4 Letters

Not in active use; "the machinery sat idle during the strike"; "idle hands"

5 Letters

Having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive; "inert matter"; "an indifferent chemical in a reaction"

(poetic) tranquil silence; "the still of the night"

6 Letters

(pathology) not presently active; "latent infection"; "latent diabetes"

A crackling or hissing noise caused by electrical interference

7 Letters

Inactive but capable of becoming active; "her feelings of affection are dormant but easily awakened"

(of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct ; "a dormant volcano"

Expressing that the subject of the sentence is the patient of the action denoted by the verb; "academics seem to favor passive sentences"

8 Letters

Securely fixed in place; "the post was still firm after being hit by the car"

9 Letters

Marked by a state of tranquil repose; "the quiescent melancholy of the town"

Lying down; in a position of comfort or rest

Requiring sitting or little activity; "forced by illness to lead a sedentary life"

10 Letters

Not in physical motion; "the inertia of an object at rest"

14 Letters

(military) not involved in military operations

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