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Synonyms for stagnant
ˈstæg nəntstag·nant

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. stagnant

    motionless, currentless, tideless, unflowing, uncirculating, still, dull, torpid, lifeless, quiescent

    brisk, flowing, circulating, rapid, lively, agitated, seething, effervescent, restless

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dead(a), stagnantadjective

    not circulating or flowing

    "dead air"; "dead water"; "stagnant water"

    running(a), dynamical, dynamic

  2. stagnant, moribundadjective

    not growing or changing; without force or vitality

    dead(a), moribund

    dynamical, running(a), dynamic

Editors Contribution

  1. -naut



    Submitted by anonymous on September 22, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. stagnantadjective

    motionless, standing, close

  2. stagnantadjective

    sluggish, inactive, inert, torpid, dull, heavy

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. stagnantadjective

    motionless, standing, quiet, inactive, dull, sluggish

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "stagnant":

    sluggish, stagnating, deadlocked, standing

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  1. Robert Stewart:

    Selma is a very resilient place but it's a place that is stagnant, the sad thing is that it has so much potential.

  2. Kevin Cordaro of Whitman:

    Depending on how many street lights are on, the scenery ranges from stagnant to nonexistent.

  3. Kamala Harris:

    I will be a fighter for the next generation on the critical issues facing our country, i will be a fighter for middle-class families who are feeling the pinch of stagnant wages and diminishing opportunity.

  4. Sam Harrison:

    On some courses, the lakes are more like sewers, in those stagnant pools you can catch diseases, so you have to wear a head guard, a bit like an all-in-one wetsuit, so nothing can get on you.

  5. Alicia Munnell:

    We’ve had stagnant wage growth for a long time - a lot of people can’t save and cover their living expenses.

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