stagnant

[stˈaɡnənt], [stˈaɡnənt], [s_t_ˈa_ɡ_n_ə_n_t]

Definitions of stagnant:

  1.   Stagnancy. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Not flowing; not running in a current or stream; motionless; impure, in consequence; dull; not brisk. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   Stagnating: not flowing: motionless: impure from being motionless: not brisk: dull. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4.   STAGNANTLY. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5.   Not flowing; motionless; still; inactive; dull. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6.   Not flowing; stale or foul from standing; not brisk or active; dull; sluggish. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7.   Not flowing; motionless; corrupt from standing; dull. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Quotes for stagnant:

  1. I don't wanna get old and stagnant and hang around. – GG Allin
  2. 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
  3. Happiness consists in activity. It is a running steam, not a stagnant pool. – John Mason Good
  4. Happiness consists in activity. It is running steam, not a stagnant pool. – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  5. While prices of goods continue to rise, American worker's wages remain stagnant – Ed Pastor

Usage examples for stagnant:

  1. 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
  2. “ No wind stirred in the stagnant frigid calm. ” – Smoke Bellew by Jack London
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Action will never be stagnant while there are such things as gold and power. ” – Alice, or The Mysteries, Book II by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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