static Definition

  • 1lacking in movement, action, or change, especially in a way viewed as undesirable or uninteresting
  • 2relating to or producing stationary electric charges or electric fields

Using static: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "static" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The movie was so static that I fell asleep.

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    The painting lacked depth and appeared static.

  • Example

    The radio station had a lot of static due to the bad weather.

  • Example

    The static electricity caused my hair to stand on end.

static Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with static

  • the tendency of certain materials to cling together due to static electricity


    I hate when my clothes have static cling.

  • unwanted sound or interference caused by electrical signals


    The static noise on the radio made it difficult to hear the music.

  • stretching exercises that are performed while the body is at rest


    Static stretching before exercise can help prevent injury.

Origins of static

from Greek 'statikos', meaning 'causing to stand still'


Summary: static in Brief

The term 'static' [ˈstætɪk] refers to a lack of movement, action, or change, often in an undesirable or uninteresting way. It can also refer to stationary electric charges or fields, such as 'The static electricity caused my hair to stand on end.' Phrases like 'static cling' and 'static noise' describe specific phenomena related to static. 'Static' has formal synonyms like 'stationary' and 'unchanging,' and informal synonyms like 'boring' and 'dull.'

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