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stagnant

stag·nant

stagnant

 
pronunciation:
staeg nnt
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: standing still; motionless.
The attic was filled with stagnant air.
synonyms:
motionless, standing
antonyms:
flowing
similar words:
inert, sluggish, still, torpid
definition 2: having a foul smell or unhealthful quality as the result of standing still.
The pond is stagnant and can no longer be used for swimming.
antonyms:
fresh
similar words:
close, foul, polluted
definition 3: without activity, originality, or development; sluggish.
The once vibrant civilization was now stagnant.Since retiring from her profession, she felt her life had become stagnant.
synonyms:
stale
antonyms:
fresh, vibrant
similar words:
dead, inactive, inert, lethargic, sluggish, static, torpid
derivations: stagnantly (adv.), stagnance (n.), stagnancy (n.)
Word Parts
The word stagnant contains the following part:
sta, stat, stant, -stance Latin and Greek root that means stand, standing, stablize
synonyms:
sist