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stagnant Explained

stagnant at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['stægnənt]

stagnant at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1666, from Fr. stagnant, from L. stagnantem (nom. stagnans), prp. of stagnare (see stagnate). ///

stagnant at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj
1 stagnant water or air does not move or flow and often smells bad: --a stagnant pond//
2 not changing or making progress, and continuing to be in a bad condition: --a government plan to revive the stagnant economy//

stagnant at French => English Of Explained:

stagnating

stagnant at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

95 Moby Thesaurus words for "stagnant":
abeyant, apathetic, benumbed, blase, bored, cataleptic, catatonic,
contaminated, contemplative, dead, debilitated, dirty, do-nothing,
dopey, dormant, droopy, drugged, dull, enervated, exanimate,
filthy, flat, foul, groggy, heavy, hebetudinous, idle, immobile,
in abeyance, in suspense, inactive, inanimate, inert, jaded,
lackadaisical, laissez-aller, laissez-faire, languid, languorous,
latent, leaden, lethargic, lifeless, listless, logy, lumpish,
meditative, moribund, motionless, neuter, neutral, numb, paralytic,
paralyzed, passive, phlegmatic, polluted, pooped, procrastinating,
putrefied, putrescent, putrid, quiescent, quiet, quietist,
quietistic, sated, sedentary, slack, sleeping, sleepy, slow,
sluggish, slumbering, smoldering, somnolent, stagnating, stale,
standing, standpat, static, stationary, still, stultified, supine,
suspended, tame, torpid, unaroused, unmoving, vegetable,
vegetative, wan, weary, world-weary

stagnant at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Stillness): quiet, quiescent, still, motionless, unmoving, fixed, stationary, immobile, immobilized, at a standstill, sedentary, becalmed, stagnant, undisturbed, unruffled, calm, restful, immovable, stable, sleeping, inactive, silent.

stagnant at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective
1 stagnant water or air is not moving and therefore smells unpleasant:
a stagnant pond / pool * Few fish survive in the stagnant waters of the lake.
2 not developing, growing or changing:
Major new investments are aimed at reviving the stagnant economy. * a stagnant population * The housing market has been largely stagnant over the past few months.

Stagnant at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Stagnant \Stag"nant\, a. [L. stagnans, -antis, p. pr. of
stagnare. See {Stagnate}.]
1. 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. Not active or brisk; dull; as, business in stagnant.

That gloomy slumber of the stagnant soul. --Johnson.

For him a stagnant life was not worth living.
--Palfrey.

stagnant at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

stagnant
adj 1: not circulating or flowing; "dead air"; "dead water";
"stagnant water" [syn: {dead(a)}]
2: not growing or changing; without force or vitality [syn: {moribund}]

stagnant at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » fr|en Inter: term » stagnant||lang=fr, from Inter: etyl » la|en Inter: term » stagnans||lang=la, present participle of Inter: term » stagno||lang=la|to form a pool of standing water

Adjective

Inter: en-ad » j
  • Lacking freshness, motion, flow, progress, or change; stale; motionless; still.

    Related terms

    * stagnate
    • stagflation

      Derived terms

      * stagnantly

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » Lacking freshness, motion, flow, progress, or change; stale; motionless; still
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|seisova
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|застоявшийся


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|estancado, Inter: t- » es|atascado|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    French

    Verb

    stagnant
  • Inter: present participle of » stagner|lang=fr

    Adjective

    Inter: fr-ad » j

  • stagnant

  • Translation: et » stagnant
    Translation: el » stagnant
    Translation: es » stagnant
    Translation: fr » stagnant
    Translation: ko » stagnant
    Translation: io » stagnant
    Translation: it » stagnant
    Translation: kn » stagnant
    Translation: mg » stagnant
    Translation: ml » stagnant
    Translation: my » stagnant
    Translation: pl » stagnant
    Translation: ro » stagnant
    Category: simple:stagnant -
    Translation: fi » stagnant
    Translation: sv » stagnant
    Translation: ta » stagnant
    Translation: te » stagnant
    Translation: vi » stagnant
    Translation: zh » stagnant