[ uhn-moo-ving ]
See synonyms for unmoving on Thesaurus.com
  1. not moving; still; motionless.

  2. not stirring the emotions.

Origin of unmoving

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at un-1, moving

Words Nearby unmoving

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How to use unmoving in a sentence

  • The metal ball hung unmoving; it would hold automatically to the direction and speed that had been established.

  • Then one after another dropped away from the center mass and lay unmoving on the floor.

    Star Born | Andre Norton
  • So we kept on, until we came one day to a spot whence we saw something low and unmoving and purple, far off in the northwest.

    The Way of a Man | Emerson Hough
  • The little robot just stood there for a second or two, unmoving, his waldo hands clasped firmly in front of his chest.

    Unwise Child | Gordon Randall Garrett
  • My father sat down on the floor at the foot of my couch, where the wax light threw his shadow, exaggerating its unmoving profile.

    Lazarre | Mary Hartwell Catherwood

British Dictionary definitions for unmoving


/ (ʌnˈmuːvɪŋ) /

  1. not in motion: the unmoving sea

  2. still or constant: an invisible but unmoving point

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