What are some opposite words for MOTION?

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. Saint Augustine:

    People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering.

  2. Richard Byrd:

    A static hero is a public liability. Progress grows out of motion.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    I am not going to second guess (President Barack Obama) because I was in a position to set this in motion, i want to wait and see what he and Secretary Kerry decide.

  4. Elaine Taylor-Klaus:

    For some people (with ADHD), there's a need for constant stimulation, what a fidget allows some people -- not all people -- with ADHD to do is to focus their attention on what they want to focus on, because there's sort of a background motion that's occupying that need.

  5. Mark Nixon:

    We removed every other variable we could to test the hypothesis, which is why we used a green screen, all we had was a person walking in a series of images. We look at the motion of the body and the body parts, then measured those with a computer to get a set of numbers. And as long as we get the same set of numbers for each person, we can achieve recognition.

How to pronounce MOTION?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say MOTION in sign language?

  1. motion

Words popularity by usage frequency

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

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