Stagnant meaning

stăgnənt
Not flowing or moving, and often foul-smelling or stale.

Stagnant ponds; stagnant air.

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The definition of stagnant is someone or something that has little or no movement or activity.

An example of stagnant is a pond in which the water is not moving.

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Showing little or no activity or vitality; inactive or sluggish.

A stagnant economy; a stagnant mind.

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Not flowing or moving.
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Foul from lack of movement.
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Not active, alert, etc.; sluggish.

A stagnant mind.

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Not flowing or moving, and often foul-smelling or stale.

Stagnant ponds; stagnant air.

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Origin of stagnant

  • Latin stāgnāns stāgnant- present participle of stāgnāre to be stagnant stagnate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French stagnant, from Latin stagnans, present participle of stagno (“to form a pool of standing water")

    From Wiktionary