Definition of stative adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

stative

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈsteɪtɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsteɪtɪv//
 
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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 Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from Latin stativus, from stat- ‘stopped, standing’, from the verb stare.
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