Meaning of stative

sta•tive

Pronunciation: (stā'tiv), [key]
— adj. Gram.
  1. (of a verb) expressing a state or condition, as like, want, or believe, and usually used in simple, not progressive, tenses: I liked them. I want some. I will never believe it.
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