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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.
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Asked by The Daily Star what citizens should do when they are battling a social and political system in which the unwillingness to change is so deeply entrenched that they have lost all hope, Belhaj shared an anecdote that sadly only highlighted the "stagnantly static' status quo in Lebanon.
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