Stagnant

[stˈaɡnənt], [stˈaɡnənt], [s_t_ˈa_ɡ_n_ə_n_t]

Definitions of stagnant:

  1.   Stagnating: not flowing: motionless: impure from being motionless: not brisk: dull.
  2.   Stagnancy.
  3.   not growing or changing; without force or vitality
  4.   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.
  5.   Not flowing; stale or foul from standing; not brisk or active; dull; sluggish.
  6.   Standing still; not flowing; foul from long standing.
  7.   STAGNANTLY.
  8.   Not flowing; motionless; still; inactive; dull.
  9.   Not flowing; motionless; corrupt from standing; dull.
  10.   Not flowing; not running in a current or stream; motionless; impure, in consequence; dull; not brisk.
  11.   not circulating or flowing; " dead air"; " dead water"; " stagnant water"
  12.   Not active or brisk; dull; as, business in stagnant.
  13.   Sluggish.

Antonyms for stagnant:

dynamical, running, dynamic.


Quotes for stagnant:

  1. I don't wanna get old and stagnant and hang around. – GG Allin
  2. It's evolve or die, really, you have to evolve, you have to move on otherwise it just becomes stagnant – Craig Charles
  3. The best thing to do is stare it in the face and move on. We have to face our fears and plow through. I think taking chances takes a lot more courage than staying stagnant and doing what's safe and comfortable. – Terri Clark
  4. The old, subjective, stagnant indolent and wretched life for woman has gone. She has as many resources as men, as many activities beckon her on. As large possibilities swell and inspire her heart. – Anna Julia Cooper
  5. Happiness consists in activity. It is a running steam, not a stagnant pool. – John Mason Good
  6. Happiness consists in activity. It is running steam, not a stagnant pool. – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  7. Personality is reduced and deformed with depleted thoughts and stagnant mind. – King Hussein
  8. The point of our demographics is that we're not having as many children and the population is stagnant if not declining. So without immigration, we're not going to have the population. – Susan Oliver
  9. While prices of goods continue to rise, American worker's wages remain stagnant – Ed Pastor
  10. Pain has its own noble joy, when it starts a strong consciousness of life, from a stagnant one. – John Sterling

Usage examples for stagnant:

  1. All were well pleased to be relieved from the stagnant despotism of the Duke of York and to take part in the free popular government of William Penn in Pennsylvania. ” – The Quaker Colonies A Chronicle of the Proprietors of the Delaware, Volume 8 in The Chronicles Of America Series by Sydney G. Fisher
  2. Let the same event befall these men on the self- same day: if it fall into the running waters of their wisdom, it will undergo complete transformation, becoming different in every one; if it fall into the stagnant water of their reason, it will remain as it was, unchanged. ” – Wisdom and Destiny by Maurice Maeterlinck
  3. “ Mrs. Colwood said to herself that life at Beechcote would be no stagnant pool. ” – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  4. Ten to one he will never get as much for the stock as he paid, for it falls stagnant when the speculators have got it off their hands. ” – Monopolies and the People by D. C. Cloud
  5. He could hear bird- chirpings now against the restless mutter of the little stream which came down the center of the valley, starting at the lake at the right end and running out into stagnant and drying pools a short distance after it entered the desert. ” – Gone Fishing by James H. Schmitz
  6. Let the tomb have its stagnant wisdom, but let there be wisdom also for the hearth where the fire still burns. ” – Wisdom and Destiny by Maurice Maeterlinck
  7. Life, happiness, sorrow, everything, seems stagnant within me. ” – The Dead Lake and Other Tales by Paul Heyse
  8. Action will never be stagnant while there are such things as gold and power. ” – Alice, or The Mysteries, Book II by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  9. The thick blanket seemed plastered to his black, wet and rank with the smell of stagnant water. ” – Her Weight in Gold by George Barr McCutcheon
  10. Most of these mills are in varying stages of decay, but the ponds filled with stagnant water remain. ” – See America First by Orville O. Hiestand
  11. If the boy believed that the accumulation of wealth and the acquisition of power were what the old man says they are, the world would very soon be stagnant – Backlog Studies by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 23, 2009
  12. Night came, but it brought no stars to enable them to find their road back to their dwellings, nor south nor north winds were abroad to direct their steps- the waters were still stagnant and still did moss grow upon every side of the tree. ” – Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 3 (of 3) by James Athearn Jones
  13. When, at last, I was free and had to some extent restored the circulation in my stagnant veins, I began the task of freeing my oarless craft from its wedged position so that the insetting tide might carry me to the shore. ” – The Portal of Dreams by Charles Neville Buck
  14. Most of these were actually dry, but many of them contained a dirty pool of stagnant water. ” – In Indian Mexico (1908) by Frederick Starr
  15. “ No wind stirred in the stagnant frigid calm. ” – Smoke Bellew by Jack London
  16. Scarcely calculating upon finding her at this stagnant time of the town year, and only hoping for information, Julian was surprised and excited to see the shutters open, and the house wearing altogether a living look, its neighbours having decidedly died off meanwhile. ” – The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy
  17. It is a curious experience to travel for hundreds of miles, as one may do in the dry season in the north- eastern part of Cape Colony and in Bechuanaland, through a country which is inhabited, and covered in some places with wood, in others with grass or shrublets fit for cattle, and see not a drop of running water, and hardly even a stagnant pond. ” – Impressions of South Africa by James Bryce
  18. The creek at the back of the garden was stagnant and marshy when the water fell, and overhung by leafy boughs. ” – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  19. One cup of this love that is drawn from the spring on the mountain is worth a hundred taken from the stagnant well of ordinary charity. ” – Wisdom and Destiny by Maurice Maeterlinck

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