Definition of stagnant :
slowly, fresh, coastal, stunted, dirty, deep-sea, briny, stagnation, latency, backward, adynamic, heavy, fluvial, undynamic, foul, latent, underdeveloped, slow, freshwater, moribund, high, putrid, filthy, choppy
inert (part of speech: adjective)
inert, motionless, static, reposing, still, inanimate, idle, lifeless, sluggish, apathetic, stationary, languid, listless, insensible, comatose, paralytic, immobile, sedentary, lethargic, inactive, languorous, vegetative, dormant, catatonic, passive
motionless (part of speech: adjective)
- Business was stagnant, idleness and anxiety weighed like lead on the minds of all, and whoever wished to make time pass rapidly and relieve his oppressed soul, went to the tavern to give utterance to his own hopes and fears, and hear what others were thinking and feeling in the common distress. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- The night was still, dark, and stagnant: the water yet rushed on full and fast; its flow almost seemed a flood in the utter silence. - "Shirley", Charlotte BrontÃ«.
- And through the stagnant lake, where before the misty spectral figures rose, whilst the bells sounded from the sunken castle, the light fell down on a swaying vegetable world. - "Pictures of Sweden", Hans Christian Andersen.