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Definition of stative adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

stative

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈsteɪt̮ɪv//
 
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(of verbs) describing a state rather than an action. Stative verbs (for example be, seem, understand, like, own) are not usually used in the progressive tenses. compare dynamic
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: stative