motionless

[ moh-shuhn-lis ]
/ ˈmoʊ ʃən lɪs /

adjective

without motion: a motionless statue.

Nearby words

  1. motion picture camera,
  2. motion pictures,
  3. motion sickness,
  4. motion study,
  5. motion work,
  6. motivate,
  7. motivation,
  8. motivation research,
  9. motivational,
  10. motivational research

Origin of motionless

First recorded in 1590–1600; motion + -less

Related formsmo·tion·less·ly, adverbmo·tion·less·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for motionless

motionless

/ (ˈməʊʃənlɪs) /

adjective

not moving; absolutely still
Derived Formsmotionlessly, adverbmotionlessness, noun

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Word Origin and History for motionless

motionless

adj.

1590s, from motion (n.) + -less. Related: Motionlessly; motionlessness.

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