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motionless

[moh-shuhn-lis]
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adjective
  1. without motion: a motionless statue.
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Origin of motionless

First recorded in 1590–1600; motion + -less
Related formsmo·tion·less·ly, adverbmo·tion·less·ness, noun

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Related Words for motionless

immobile, inert, steadfast, frozen, lifeless, stagnant, paralyzed, stationary, dead, deathly, firm, fixed, inanimate, numb, palsied, petrified, quiescent, quiet, spellbound, stable

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Historical Examples of motionless

  • Finally his limbs straightened, and became perfectly rigid and motionless.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child

  • It was motionless as marble; but never had she seen anything so beautiful, and so unearthly.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child

  • She sat a long time silent, motionless, her eyes fixed ahead.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • She was silent and motionless for another five minutes, thinking intently.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • There was no mistaking that awful, motionless, crumpled posture.

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana


British Dictionary definitions for motionless

motionless

adjective
  1. not moving; absolutely still
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Derived Formsmotionlessly, adverbmotionlessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for motionless

adj.

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

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