Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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In-and-in noun An old game played with four dice. In signified a doublet, or two dice alike; in-and-in , either two doubles, or the four dice alike.

Inablement noun See Enablement . [ Obsolete]

Inabstinence noun [ Prefix in- not + abstinence : confer French inabstinence .] Want of abstinence; indulgence. [ Obsolete] "The inabstinence of Eve." Milton.

Inabstracted adjective Not abstracted.

Inabusively adverb Without abuse.

Inaccessibility noun [ Confer French inaccessibilité .] The quality or state of being inaccessible; inaccessibleness. "The inaccessibility of the precipice." Bp. Butler.

Inaccessible adjective [ Latin inaccessibilis : confer F. inaccessible . See In- not, and Accessible .] Not accessible; not to be reached, obtained, or approached; as, an inaccessible rock, fortress, document, prince, etc. -- In`ac*cess"i*ble*ness , noun -- In`ac*cess"i*bly , adverb

Inaccordant adjective Not accordant; discordant.

Inaccuracy noun ; plural Inaccuracies


1. The quality of being inaccurate; want of accuracy or exactness.

2. That which is inaccurate or incorrect; mistake; fault; defect; error; as, in inaccuracy in speech, copying, calculation, etc.

Inaccurate adjective Not accurate; not according to truth; inexact; incorrect; erroneous; as, in inaccurate man, narration, copy, judgment, calculation, etc.

The expression is plainly inaccurate .
Bp. Hurd.

Syn. -- Inexact; incorrect; erroneous; faulty; imperfect; incomplete; defective.

Inaccurately adverb In an inaccurate manner; incorrectly; inexactly.

Inacquaintance adjective Want of acquaintance. Good.

Inacquiescent adjective Not acquiescent or acquiescing.

Inaction noun [ Prefix in . not + action : confer inaction .] Want of action or activity; forbearance from labor; idleness; rest; inertness. Berkeley.

Inactive adjective [ Prefix in- not + active : confer French inactif .]


1. Not active; having no power to move; that does not or can not produce results; inert; as, matter is, of itself, inactive .

2. Not disposed to action or effort; not diligent or industrious; not busy; idle; as, an inactive officer.

3. (Chem. & Opt.) Not active; inert; esp., not exhibiting any action or activity on polarized light; optically neutral; -- said of isomeric forms of certain substances, in distinction from other forms which are optically active; as, racemic acid is an inactive tartaric acid.

Syn. -- Inert; dull; sluggish; idle; indolent; slothful; lazy. See Inert .

Inactively adverb In an inactive manner. Locke.

Inactivity noun [ Confer French inactivité .]


1. The state or quality of being inactive; inertness; as, the inactivity of matter.

2. Idleness; habitual indisposition to action or exertion; want of energy; sluggishness.

The gloomy inactivity of despair.
Cook.

Inactose noun (Chemistry) A variety of sugar, found in certain plants. It is optically inactive .

Inactuate transitive verb To put in action. [ Obsolete]

Inactuation noun Operation. [ Obsolete]

Inadaptation noun Want of adaptation; unsuitableness.

Inadequacy noun [ From Inadequate .] The quality or state of being inadequate or insufficient; defectiveness; insufficiency; inadequateness.

The inadequacy and consequent inefficacy of the alleged causes.
Dr. T. Dwight.

Inadequate adjective [ Prefix in- not + adequate : confer French inadéquat .] Not adequate; unequal to the purpose; insufficient; deficient; as, inadequate resources, power, conceptions, representations, etc. Dryden.

-- In*ad"e*quate*ly , adverb -- In*ad"e*quate*ness , noun

Inadequation noun Want of exact correspondence. [ Obsolete] Puller.

Inadherent adjective
1. Not adhering.

2. (Botany) Free; not connected with the other organs.

Inadhesion noun Want of adhesion.

Inadmissibility noun [ Confer French inadmissibilité .] The state or quality of being inadmissible, or not to be received.

Inadmissible adjective [ Prefix in- not + admissible : confer French inadmissible .] Not admissible; not proper to be admitted, allowed, or received; as, inadmissible testimony; an inadmissible proposition, or explanation. -- In`ad*mis"si*bly , adverb

Inadvertence ; plural -ces In`ad*vert"en*cy ; plural - cies noun [ Confer French inadvertance .]


1. The quality of being inadvertent; lack of heedfulness or attentiveness; inattention; negligence; as, many mistakes proceed from inadvertence .

Inadvertency , or want of attendance to the sense and intention of our prayers.
Jer. Taylor.

2. An effect of inattention; a result of carelessness; an oversight, mistake, or fault from negligence.

The productions of a great genius, with many lapses an inadvertencies , are infinitely preferable to works of an inferior kind of author which are scrupulously exact.
Addison.

Syn. -- Inattention; heedlessness; carelessness; negligence; thoughtlessness. See Inattention .

Inadvertent adjective [ Confer French inadvertant . See 2d In- , and Advert .] Not turning the mind to a matter; heedless; careless; negligent; inattentive.

An inadvertent step may crush the snail
That crawls at evening in the public path.
Cowper.

-- In`ad*vert"ent*ly , adverb

Inadvisable adjective Not advisable. -- In`ad*vis"a*ble*ness , noun

Inaffability noun [ Confer French inaffabilité .] Want of affability or sociability; reticence.

Inaffable adjective [ Prefix in- not + affable .] Not affable; reserved in social intercourse.

Inaffectation noun [ Prefix in- not + affectation : confer French inaffectation .] Freedom from affectation; naturalness. [ R.]

Inaffected adjective Unaffected. [ Obsolete] -- In`af*fect"ed*ly , adverb [ Obsolete]

Inaidable adjective Incapable of being assisted; helpless. [ R.] Shak.

Inalienability noun The quality or state of being inalienable.

Inalienable adjective [ Prefix in- not + alienable : confer French inaliénable .] Incapable of being alienated, surrendered, or transferred to another; not alienable; as, in inalienable birthright.

Inalienableness noun The quality or state of being inalienable; inalienability.

Inalienably adverb In a manner that forbids alienation; as, rights inalienably vested.

Inalimental adjective Affording no aliment or nourishment. [ Obsolete] Bacon.

Inalterability noun [ Confer French inaltérabilité .] The quality of being unalterable or unchangeable; permanence.

Inalterable adjective [ Prefix in- not + alterable : confer French inaltérable .] Not alterable; incapable of being altered or changed; unalterable. -- In*al"ter*a*ble*ness , noun -- In*al"ter*a*bly , adverb

Inamiable adjective Unamiable. [ Obsolete] -- In*a"mi*a*ble*ness , noun [ Obsolete]

Inamissible adjective [ Latin inamissibilis : confer French inamissible .] Incapable of being lost. [ R.] Hammond. -- In`a*mis"si*ble*ness , noun [ R.]

Inamorata noun [ Italian innamorata , fem., innamorato , masc., past participle of innamorare to inspire with love. See Enamor .] A woman in love; a mistress. "The fair inamorata ." Sherburne.

Inamorate adjective Enamored. Chapman. -- In*am"o*rate*ly , adverb [ R.]

Inamorato noun ; plural Inamoratos . [ See Inamorata .] A male lover.

Inamovable adjective Not amovable or removable. [ R.] Palgrave.