Synonyms of stagnant
1 staleDictionary • Mosquitoes have been thriving in stagnant water on building sites.
stale • the smell of stale sweat
still • He sat very still for several minutes.
standing • Mosquito larvae require standing water in which to complete their development.
quiet • a look of quiet satisfaction
motionless • He stood there motionless.
brackish • shallow pools of brackish water
2 inactiveDictionary • Mass movements are often a factor in the awakening of stagnant societies.
inactive • He certainly was not politically inactive.
flat • car sales stayed flat
slow • Island life is too slow for her liking.
sluggish • feeling sluggish and lethargic after a big meal
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brackishBrackish water is slightly salty and unpleasant.
• shallow pools of brackish water
flatIf trade or business is flat, it is slow and inactive, rather than busy and improving or increasing.
• car sales stayed flat
inactiveSomeone or something that is inactive is not doing anything or is not working.
• He certainly was not politically inactive.
Thesaurus for stagnant from the Collins English Thesaurus