MOTION synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms 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

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

    Antonyms:
    motionlessness, stillness, lifelessness

  2. movement, motion(noun)

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

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

    Antonyms:
    lifelessness, motionlessness, stillness

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

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

    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

    Antonyms:
    lifelessness, motionlessness, stillness

  4. motion(noun)

    a state of change

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

    Antonyms:
    motionlessness, stillness, lifelessness

  5. motion, question(noun)

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

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

    Antonyms:
    stillness, motionlessness, lifelessness

  6. motion, movement, move(noun)

    the act of changing location from one place to another

    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

    Antonyms:
    stillness, lifelessness, motionlessness

  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

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

    Antonyms:
    stillness, motionlessness, lifelessness

  8. gesticulate, gesture, motion(verb)

    show, express or direct through movement

    Synonyms:
    gesture, gesticulate, motion

    Antonyms:
    stillness, motionlessness, lifelessness

Wiktionary

  1. motion(noun)

    Antonyms:
    rest

  2. motion(noun)

    To gesture indicating a desired movement.

    Synonyms:
    movement

    Antonyms:
    rest

  3. motion(noun)

    To introduce a motion in parliamentary procedure.

    Antonyms:
    rest

  4. motion(noun)

    A change from one place to another.

    Antonyms:
    rest

  5. motion(noun)

    A parliamentary action to propose something.

    Antonyms:
    rest

  6. motion(noun)

    An entertainment or show, especially a puppet show.

    Antonyms:
    rest

  7. motion(noun)

    from \u03BA\u03AFν\u03B7\u03C3\u03B9\u03C2; any change. Traditionally of four types: generation and corruption, alteration, augmentation and diminution, and change of place.

    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.

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. motion(n.)

    Synonyms:
    [Opposed to Rest.] movement, action, passage, change of place

  2. motion(n.)

    Synonyms:
    impulse, prompting, suggestion

  3. motion(n.)

    Synonyms:
    proposition (especially one made in a deliberative body), proposal

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

proposal, motions, movement, move, request, point, proposed, suggestion, resolution, mouvement, application, proposition, petition, gang, proposals



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