To stagnate means “to stay or remain motionless.” Think of a stagnant (motionless) body of water. Stagnation refers to inactivity or the process of becoming inactive. The word is often used when discussing lack of economic growth. In business or economics, if something is experiencing stagnation, it is not growing.
-The economy has experienced many years of growth, but now seems to have fallen into a period of stagnation.
-Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation… even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind. – Leonardo da Vinci
-„Life is never stagnation. It is constant movement, unrhythmic -movement, as we as constant change. Things live by moving and gain strength as they go. – Bruce Lee
-The computer industry has experienced a period of stagnation since the majority of households already have a personal computer.
1. a person who is very passionate in his or her beliefs, often over the top, especially in religion or politics; 2. an enthusiast or fan of a hobby or activity (less literal use of the word)
– It appears to me that one defeats the fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself, but on the contrary by using one’s intelligence. – George Orwell.
– Throwing bombs at clinics in the name of religion is certainly fanaticism.
– Don’t talk to Anthony about gold, he is a Bitcoin enthousiast, and is fanatic about stacking sats.
– Lisa works from a treadmill desk, and she’s a non-smoking, fanatic jogger, and I agree with her fanaticism, good habits are worth being fanatical about.
maniac, zealot, extremist, cultist