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Synonyms for action

Synonyms for action

the process of doing

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something done

the manner in which one behaves

a legal proceeding to demand justice or enforce a right

a hostile encounter between opposing military forces

Synonyms for action

a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

the series of events that form a plot

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the trait of being active and energetic and forceful

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the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism

an act by a government body or supranational organization

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the most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field

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institute legal proceedings against

References in periodicals archive ?
In an attempt to capture the paradoxical experience in words, the traditions talk of selfless listening, living in self-oblivion, and actionless action; and they have recourse to stories like that of the hermit who ran after the thief to return to the thief the shoe he had dropped as he tried to escape.
They are loaded with actions, which, however, oft en appear quite actively actionless or immobile.
But "waiting" is by definition an actionless act, expressed not so much in motions as in the eyes.
As Sankara writes in one place: renunciation is to be resorted to "because liberation implies steadfastness in the actionless and true nature of the inner self.
Act I of the opera is a series of disjointed snapshots of Lindy-related events with no clear time sequence; Act II dwells wholly in the inherently actionless environs of Darwin jail and courtroom, where physical movement is minimal and audience interest must be maintained through an eloquence not achieved in the libretto.