[ non-sta-tiv ]
/ nɒnˈstæ tɪv /

adjective Grammar.

(of a verb) expressing an action or process, as run or grow, and able to be used in either simple or progressive tenses: I run every day. I am running home now.
Also dynamic.
Compare stative.

Origin of nonstative Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for nonstative

/ (nɒnˈsteɪtɪv) grammar /


denoting a verb describing an action rather than a state, as for example throw or thank as opposed to know or hateCompare stative


a nonstative verb
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