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1. Not flowing or moving, and often foul-smelling or stale: stagnant ponds; stagnant air.
2. Showing little or no activity or vitality; inactive or sluggish: a stagnant economy; a stagnant mind.

[Latin stāgnāns, stāgnant-, present participle of stāgnāre, to be stagnant; see stagnate.]

stag′nan·cy n.
stag′nant·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stagnancy - inactivity of liquids; being stagnant; standing still; without current or circulation
inaction, inactiveness, inactivity - the state of being inactive
2.stagnancy - a state of inactivity (in business or art etc); "economic growth of less than 1% per year is considered to be economic stagnation"
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
inaction, inactiveness, inactivity - the state of being inactive


[ˈstægnənsɪ] Nestancamiento m


nStagnieren nt; (of trade also)Stagnation f, → Stocken nt
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My brain had become so alert and eager, so quickened by the wonder of the new world the books had discovered to it, that it now suffered all the misery of stagnancy and inaction.
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Last April, when a security report issued by the NYPD spurred a redesign of the Freedom Tower, criticism erupted over the sense of stagnancy that had seemingly gripped the site.
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Stagnancy in agricultural productivity, high population growth, water shortage, land degradation, and climate change have aggravated the situation adversely affecting the poor people mostly in the developing countries.
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