Stative verbs refer to states (experiences, conditions, emotions, senses) and not actions. They use the simple tenses and do not usually have a continuous (progressive) form that ends in -ing. They can however be in the continuous form when they are used to describe actions.
A stative verb is different from a dynamic verb. The subject in a sentence takes a dynamic verb to show a continued or progressive action, which is the opposite of a stative verb. A stative verb, as stated, shows a state of being.
|deny||look (= seem)||sound|
|dislike||measure (have length, etc)||think (= have an opinion)|
|feel (= have an opinion)||notice||want|