Origin of stagnant
Examples from the Web for stagnancy
There is remarkable equableness and stagnancy in the atmosphere up here, I think.Farthest North|Fridtjof Nansen
There were long periods of barrenness or stagnancy when Stephen could write nothing.The House by the River|A. P. Herbert
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|Adam Gurowski
For they are a singular Nation, if stirred up from their stagnancy; and are much in earnest about this Spanish War.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XI. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
It belongs to the age of stagnancy and deadness, is vested in the old and decaying order, is doomed, and must die.'
British Dictionary definitions for stagnancy
Word Origin for stagnant
Word Origin and History for stagnancy
1660s, from French stagnant (early 17c.), from Latin stagnantem (nominative stagnans), present participle of stagnare "to stagnate" (see stagnate).