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ˈstæg nəntstag·nant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dead(a), stagnantadjective

    not circulating or flowing

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

  2. stagnant, moribundadjective

    not growing or changing; without force or vitality


  1. stagnantadjective

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

    Etymology: From stagnant, from stagnans, present participle of stagno

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stagnantadjective

    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

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

  2. Stagnantadjective

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

    Etymology: [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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  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. Kevin Cordaro of Whitman:

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

  2. David Victor:

    Because the federal government has been stagnant on these issues for a long time, a huge amount of activity has shifted to the states.

  3. Colin Wilson:

    Boredom, passivity, stagnation: these are the beginning of mental illness, which propagates itself like the scum on a stagnant pond.

  4. Nobuhiko Kuramochi:

    While the economy is stagnant, the Bank Of Japan imposed a negative interest rate policy. There are lots of concerns in the market, and the government needs to come up with a growth strategy and fiscal policy to lift the economy and the mood.

  5. Cometan:

    To stay angry is to stay stagnant.

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