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Antonyms for MOTION
ˈmoʊ ʃən

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term MOTION.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gesture, motion(noun)

    the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals

    Antonyms:
    motionlessness, stillness, lifelessness

    Synonyms:
    move, gesture, apparent motion, movement, motility, apparent movement, motion, question

  2. movement, motion(noun)

    a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

    Antonyms:
    lifelessness, motionlessness, stillness

    Synonyms:
    apparent motion, bm, bowel movement, crusade, drive, effort, front, move, question, movement, campaign, drift, apparent movement, trend, gesture, motion, cause, social movement, motility

  3. motion, movement, move, motility(noun)

    a change of position that does not entail a change of location

    "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"

    Antonyms:
    lifelessness, motionlessness, stillness

    Synonyms:
    apparent motion, bm, bowel movement, crusade, drive, relocation, effort, front, move, question, movement, campaign, drift, apparent movement, trend, gesture, motion, cause, social movement, motility

  4. motion(noun)

    a state of change

    "they were in a state of steady motion"

    Antonyms:
    motionlessness, stillness, lifelessness

    Synonyms:
    gesture, apparent motion, apparent movement, question, motility, move, movement

  5. motion, question(noun)

    a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote

    "he made a motion to adjourn"; "she called for the question"

    Antonyms:
    stillness, motionlessness, lifelessness

    Synonyms:
    interrogative sentence, dubiousness, doubtfulness, enquiry, motility, inquiry, apparent motion, question, movement, interrogation, query, apparent movement, gesture, motion, move, interrogative, head, doubt

  6. motion, movement, move(noun)

    the act of changing location from one place to another

    "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path"

    Antonyms:
    stillness, lifelessness, motionlessness

    Synonyms:
    apparent motion, bm, bowel movement, crusade, drive, relocation, effort, front, move, question, movement, campaign, drift, apparent movement, trend, gesture, motion, cause, social movement, motility

  7. apparent motion, motion, apparent movement, movement(verb)

    an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object

    "the cinema relies on apparent motion"; "the succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement"

    Antonyms:
    stillness, motionlessness, lifelessness

    Synonyms:
    apparent motion, bm, bowel movement, crusade, drive, effort, front, move, question, movement, campaign, drift, apparent movement, trend, gesture, motion, cause, social movement, motility

  8. gesticulate, gesture, motion(verb)

    show, express or direct through movement

    "He gestured his desire to leave"

    Antonyms:
    stillness, motionlessness, lifelessness

    Synonyms:
    gesture, gesticulate, motion

Wiktionary

  1. motion(noun)

    Antonyms:
    rest

  2. motion(noun)

    To gesture indicating a desired movement.

    He motioned for me to come closer.

    Antonyms:
    rest

    Synonyms:
    movement

  3. motion(noun)

    To introduce a motion in parliamentary procedure.

    Antonyms:
    rest

  4. motion(noun)

    Antonyms:
    rest

  5. motion(noun)

    The motion to amend is now open for discussion.

    Antonyms:
    rest

  6. motion(noun)

    Antonyms:
    rest

  7. motion(noun)

    Antonyms:
    rest

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. motion

    Motion is change of place or position in space; transition is a passing from one point or position in space to another. Motion may be either abstract or concrete, more frequently the former; movement is always concrete, that is, considered in connection with the thing that moves or is moved; thus, we speak of the movements of the planets, but of the laws of planetary motion; of military movements, but of perpetual motion. Move is used chiefly of contests or competition, as in chess or politics; as, it is your move; a shrewd move of the opposition. Action is a more comprehensive word than motion. We now rarely speak of mental or spiritual motions, but rather of mental or spiritual acts or processes, or of the laws of mental action, but a formal proposal of action in a deliberative assembly is termed a motion. Compare ACT.

    Antonyms:
    immobility, quiescence, quiet, repose, rest, stillness

    Synonyms:
    act, action, change, change, move, movement, passage, process, transit, transition

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. motion(n)

    Antonyms:
    inertia, rest, stagnation, immobility, quiescence, repose

    Synonyms:
    movement, activity, gesture, signal, gesticulation, port, gait, impulse

How to use MOTION in a sentence?

  1. Bryson DeChambeau:

    We looked through the book (The Golfing Machine) and worked out what would work where, it was complete experimentation. We finally figured out what worked really well for me and lucky enough that there was a special component called the zero shifting motion where I was able to swing on the same plane. We built the swing around that and built the clubs around that.

  2. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Life is in infinite motion; at the same time it is motionless.

  3. Paul Chodas:

    In a month or so we will get an indication of whether or not 2020 SO really is a rocket body, since we should start being able to detect the effect of sunlight pressure has on the motion of this object : if it really is a rocket body, it will be much less dense than an asteroid and the slight pressure due to sunlight will produce enough change in its motion that we should be able to detect it in the tracking data.

  4. New York-baseddefense attorney Lance Fletcher:

    To me, this motion seems like a good idea because it will not hurt Gawker to make it at this point but it probably won't succeed because it is difficult to overturn are jury verdict and it is unclear how relevant the additional tapes would have been, it seems to a standard motion at this point, but not all that significant.

  5. Charles Gallagher:

    Ronald Reagan single-handedly defined government as something that was bad, ronald Reagan shaped the way we think of politics. Ronald Reagan set in motion the belief that less government is much better.

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1547rest
#1871motion
#4205quiet
#38211repose
#41436stillness
#89110immobility
#109877quiescence

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