stagnant

  • 1 stagnant — stagnant, ante [ stagnɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1546; lat. stagnans; de stagnare → stagner 1 ♦ Qui ne s écoule pas, reste immobile (d un fluide). ⇒ dormant. De grandes eaux qui « deviennent lentes et demeurent stagnantes, faute de pente » (Taine). 2 ♦… …

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  • 2 stagnant — STAGNÁNT, Ă, stagnanţi, te, adj. (Despre fluide) Care stă pe loc, care nu curge; stătător. ♦ fig. (Despre abstracte) Care nu evoluează, nu progresează, care lâncezeşte; inactiv. – Din fr. stagnant, lat. stagnans, ntis. Trimis de dante, 25.07.2004 …

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  • 3 stagnant — stag‧nant [ˈstægnənt] adjective not changing, developing, or making progress: • Industrial output has remained stagnant. • Corporate profits are slumping (= falling suddenly ) because of a stagnant domestic economy. * * * stagnant UK US …

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  • 4 Stagnant — Stag nant ( 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 stagnant — stagnant, ante (stagh nan, nan t ) adj. 1°   En parlant des eaux, qui ne coule point. •   Lé pays d Aunis a autrefois été submergé par la mer et par les eaux stagnantes des marais ; c est une des terres les plus nouvelles de la France, BUFF. Add …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 6 stagnant — (adj.) 1660s, from Fr. stagnant (early 17c.), from L. stagnantem (nom. stagnans), prp. of stagnare (see STAGNATE (Cf. stagnate)) …

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  • 7 stagnant — [stag′nənt] adj. [L stagnans, prp. of stagnare: see STAGNATE] 1. not flowing or moving 2. foul from lack of movement: said of water, etc. 3. not active, alert, etc.; sluggish [a stagnant mind] stagnancy [stag′nən sē] n. stagnantly adv …

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  • 8 stagnant — I adjective apathetic, dormant, dull, hebetudinous, idle, immobile, inactive, indolent, inert, lacking activity, lazy, lentus, lethargic, lifeless, listless, lumpish, motionless, otiose, passive, phlegmatic, phlegmatical, piger, quiescent,… …

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  • 9 stagnant — [adj] motionless, dirty brackish, dead, dormant, filthy, foul, idle, immobile, inactive, inert, lifeless, listless, passive, putrid, quiet, sluggish, stale, standing, static, stationary, still, unmoving; concepts 584,621 Ant. moving …

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  • 10 stagnant — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of water or air) motionless and often having an unpleasant smell as a consequence. 2) showing little activity. DERIVATIVES stagnancy noun. ORIGIN from Latin stagnare form a pool of standing water , from stagnum pool …

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  • 11 stagnant — [[t]stæ̱gnənt[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If something such as a business or society is stagnant, there is little activity or change. He is seeking advice on how to revive the stagnant economy... Mass movements are often a factor in the… …

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  • 12 stagnant — adjective Date: 1666 1. a. not flowing in a current or stream < stagnant water > b. stale < long disuse had made the air stagnant and foul Bram Stoker > 2. not advancing or developing < a stagnant economy > • stagnancy …

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  • 13 stagnant — stag|nant [ˈstægnənt] 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 …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 stagnant — adjective 1 stagnant water or air does not move or flow and often smells bad: a stagnant pond 2 not changing, developing, or making progress; inactive: Industrial output has remained stagnant. stagnancy noun (U) stagnantly adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 stagnant — stagnancy, stagnance, n. stagnantly, adv. /stag neuhnt/, adj. 1. not flowing or running, as water, air, etc. 2. stale or foul from standing, as a pool of water. 3. characterized by lack of development, advancement, or progressive movement: a… …

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  • 16 stagnant — stag|nant [ stægnənt ] adjective 1. ) stagnant water does not flow and often smells bad 2. ) not growing or developing: a stagnant economy …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 stagnant — adjective 1) stagnant water Syn: still, motionless, static, stationary, standing, dead, slack; foul, stale, putrid, smelly Ant: flowing, fresh 2) …

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  • 18 stagnant — UK [ˈstæɡnənt] / US adjective 1) stagnant water does not flow and often smells bad 2) not growing or developing a stagnant economy …

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  • 19 stagnant — stag•nant [[t]ˈstæg nənt[/t]] adj. 1) not flowing or running, as water or air 2) stale or foul from standing, as a pool of water 3) inactive or sluggish: a stagnant ecomomy[/ex] • Etymology: 1660–70; < L stāgnant , s. of stāgnāns, prp. of… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 stagnant — / stægnənt/ adjective not active, not increasing ● Turnover was stagnant for the first half of the year. ● A stagnant economy is not a good sign …

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