Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being stagnant or without motion, flow, or circulation, as a fluid; stagnation.
- n. Pl. stagnancies (-siz). Anything stagnant, a stagnant pool.
- n. The property of being stagnant.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. State of being stagnant.
- n. inactivity of liquids; being stagnant; standing still; without current or circulation
- n. a state of inactivity (in business or art etc)
“Why do they fight for "security" - I call it stagnancy - instead of better performance under better conditions?”
“Thank God, Muhammadiyah does not experience this kind of stagnancy very seriously.”
“Anti-dowry and domestic violence laws remain poorly implemented and legislation has been affected by the political stagnancy.”
“It sounded so promising – the setup from a humanist writer professing his boredom with the stagnancy of debate, a panel of distinguished thinkers charged with leading the way forward, and a full house of engaged attendees, palpably waiting for the emergence of a new agenda that could save us from more rounds of knockabout "is-there-or-isn't there" pantomime.”
“The rocking seats are designed to encourage shifting of posture and position in order to alleviate the stress and adverse health effects on the body caused by stagnancy in seating.”
“Among the sharp gainers, the Singapore dollar broke from its recent stagnancy to pop to a record against the U.S. currency, the Australian dollar again notched its highest level since being floated in 1983 and the South Korean won hit a two-and-a-half-year high.”
“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.”
“It seemed, then, that the stagnancy of the summer was lifting.”
“As a society, we are stagnant in so many ways, and in no realm is the stagnancy more acute than that of crime, punishment and victimhood.”
“While Storen prevailed in his debut, the Nationals 'continued offensive stagnancy rendered him an unnecessary luxury in a 6-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.”
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