What does stagnant mean?

Definitions for stagnant
ˈstæg nəntstag·nant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dead(a), stagnant(adj)

    not circulating or flowing

    "dead air"; "dead water"; "stagnant water"

  2. stagnant, moribund(adj)

    not growing or changing; without force or vitality

Wiktionary

  1. stagnant(Adjective)

    Lacking freshness, motion, flow, progress, or change; stale; motionless; still.

  2. Origin: From stagnant, from stagnans, present participle of stagno

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stagnant(adj)

    that stagnates; not flowing; not running in a current or steam; motionless; hence, impure or foul from want of motion; as, a stagnant lake or pond; stagnant blood in the veins

  2. Stagnant(adj)

    not active or brisk; dull; as, business in stagnant

  3. Origin: [L. stagnans, -antis, p. pr. of stagnare. See Stagnate.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stagnant

    stag′nant, adj. stagnating: not flowing: motionless: impure from being motionless: not brisk: dull.—n. Stag′nancy, the state of being stagnant.—adv. Stag′nantly.—v.i. Stag′nate, to cease to flow: to become dull or motionless.—n. Stagnā′tion, act of stagnating: state of being stagnant or motionless: dullness. [L. stagnans, -antis, pr.p. of stagnāre.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stagnant in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stagnant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of stagnant in a Sentence

  1. Seth Moulton:

    Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi wants to boil this down to a personal argument, but this is so much bigger than Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, it's about the entire, stagnant, three-person leadership team and having a serious conversation about promoting leaders who reflect the future of our caucus.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    A "Comfort Zone" represents status quo, in my honest view, like the stagnant dark water in a pond that often seems so difficult to come out of. Yet you have to step outside your comfort zone, and cross the boundaries to better yourself, and be the best. Only by stepping outside the realm of your comfort zone, you will be able to explore new oceans, and offer your best, something far more superior and beatiful than ever before, to illuminate the world.....like the amazing brilliance and beautiful brightness of a supernova, or a shooting star or even a meteor as they leave their comfort zone and enter into new territories. Strive to re-invent and renew yourself at every stage in life, just like Madonna has done for years, and you will discover your new strengths, awesome powers and asounding beauty that were never there before. Dare to step outside your comfort zone, because that's exactly where the real life begins. Get a Life, my friend.

  3. Tara Sinclair:

    We'll also be looking for stronger wage growth as proof of an improved economy, after years of stagnant wage growth, we finally saw the increase we were looking for in last month’s numbers. But that is only one month of data and these numbers can be volatile.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Creation and cultivation of Beauty doesn’t happen without tremendous Endurance. True Beauty is often emerged out of Chaos and Turbulence. Look at the eruptions of Volcanoes and shaking of Earth that give birth to beautiful mountains and scenic lakes. Think of those amazingly attractive Stalactites formed only after continuous erosion by slow dripping water. Something far superior, magnificent, better and beautiful always appears out of otherwise ordinary - only after enduring the colossal Chaos, frightening Fury, traumatizing Turbulence and disturbing Disorder within the stagnant Status Quo. That’s the reality of life! So, accept and endure the changes, no matter how chaotic, stormy and irrational they may seem to you today. You are chosen by Supreme Powers to Create and Cultivate the Beauty, something that never existed before – only through your exceptional Endurance. And I am sure that you will, my friend, pass this test with flying colors. You’ve done it before, and you’ll do it again. Go on, and break a leg!

  5. Kevin Cordaro of Whitman:

    Depending on how many street lights are on, the scenery ranges from stagnant to nonexistent.

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