stagnancy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stagnancy a state of inactivity (in business or art etc) "economic growth of less than 1% per year is considered to be economic stagnation"
    • n stagnancy inactivity of liquids; being stagnant; standing still; without current or circulation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stagnancy State of being stagnant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stagnancy The state of being stagnant or without motion, flow, or circulation, as a fluid; stagnation.
    • n stagnancy Pl. stagnancies (-siz). Anything stagnant, a stagnant pool.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Stagnancy the state of being stagnant
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. stagnans, -antis, pr.p. of stagnāre.

Usage

In literature:

And with it all there is a heavy sense of stagnancy, a dreary lifelessness.
"Figures of Several Centuries" by Arthur Symons
There is no stagnancy for the God-directed soul.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
Takes the advance, but is justified in it by the slowness, nay, by the stagnancy of the administration.
"Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862" by Adam Gurowski
Weeks followed, filled with the same stagnancy of horror.
"Caybigan" by James Hopper
It was a broken stretch of seventy feet to the green stagnancy below.
"Mountain" by Clement Wood
The stagnancy has not dried up, but festers still in black rot below the rushes.
"The Challenge of the Dead" by Stephen Graham
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In news:

I grew up in suburban Detroit, and there was an odd sort of stagnancy to my childhood.
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