from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Not flowing or moving, and often foul-smelling or stale.
- adjective Showing little or no activity or vitality; inactive or sluggish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective That stagnates; not flowing; not running in a current or steam; motionless; hence, impure or foul from want of motion
- adjective Not active or brisk; dull.
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- adjective Lacking
freshness, motion, flow, progress, or change; stale; motionless; still.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective not growing or changing; without force or vitality
- adjective not circulating or flowing
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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I like that they are showing progression rather than having the way they relate to each remain stagnant – shucks, just like real life.
Lately, most measures of inflation have been hitting the 1 percent range, and the Fed chairman left little doubt that he expects the rate to remain stagnant for some time.
Since about 1990, a major factor in stagnant wages has been the increase in health care costs.
The willful destruction of the US economy by the previous administration is having the effect intended, which was to totally bust local, state and the federal government budgets and leave americans stuck in stagnant economy and divide the nation along economic lines.
Maybe inside lakes or in stagnant water or something, but not (in the ocean) that we could recall ...
Even when there is a stain, use the minimum water required for cleaning up and do not allow the water to remain stagnant on the surface.
They won't want much, they will just let everything remain stagnant quo.
That still wouldn't explain stagnant or declining hourly wages for bottom half men, of course.
The Japanese economy has been called "stagnant," but according to a review by Robert Locke, this is because the Japanese aren't aiming for growth.
Caplan is saying that people who live in stagnant economies do not learn from failure.