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Synonyms for immobility
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. immobility

    Apathy, according to its Greek derivation, is a simple absence of feeling or emotion. There are persons to whom a certain degree of apathy is natural, an innate sluggishness of the emotional nature. In the apathy of despair, a person gives up, without resistance or sensibility, to what he has fiercely struggled to avoid. While apathy is want of feeling, calmness is feeling without agitation. Calmness is the result of strength, courage, or trust; apathy is the result of dulness or weakness. Composure is freedom from agitation or disturbance, resulting ordinarily from force of will, or from perfect confidence in one's own resources. Impassibility is a philosophical term applied to the Deity, as infinitely exalted above all stir of passion or emotion. Unfeelingness, the Saxon word that should be the exact equivalent of apathy, really means more, a lack of the feeling one ought to have, a censurable hardness of heart. Indifference and insensibility designate the absence of feeling toward certain persons or things; apathy, entire absence of feeling. Indifference is a want of interest; insensibility is a want of feeling; unconcern has reference to consequences. We speak of insensibility of heart, immobility of countenance. Stoicism is an intentional suppression of feeling and deadening of sensibilities, while apathy is involuntary. Compare CALM; REST; STUPOR.

    Synonyms:
    apathy, calmness, composure, impassibility, indifference, insensibility, lethargy, phlegm, quietness, quietude, sluggishness, stillness, stoicism, tranquillity, unconcern, unfeelingness

    Antonyms:
    agitation, alarm, anxiety, care, distress, disturbance, eagerness, emotion, excitement, feeling, frenzy, fury, passion, sensibility, sensitiveness, storm, susceptibility, sympathy, turbulence, vehemence, violence

    Preposition:
    The apathy of monastic life; apathy toward good.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stationariness, immobility, fixednessnoun

    remaining in place

    Synonyms:
    fixity, fastness, fixture, stationariness, fixedness, secureness, unalterability

    Antonyms:
    mobility

  2. immobilitynoun

    the quality of not moving

    Synonyms:
    fixedness, stationariness

    Antonyms:
    mobility

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. immobilitynoun

    Synonyms:
    unmovableness, immovableness, immovability

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "immobility":

    inertia, paralysis, inaction, inflexibility, standstill

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#229318unconcern

How to use immobility in a sentence?

  1. Ryszard Kapuściński:

    In a society of little economic development, universal inactivity accompanies universal poverty. You survive not by struggling against nature, or by increasing production, or by relentless labor; instead you survive by expending as little energy as possible, by striving constantly to achieve a state of immobility.

  2. Hiroyasu Iso:

    We were surprised about the strength of the effect of television watching compared with the effects of advancing age, history of hypertension and diabetes mellitus, or body mass index in this study, we speculated that leg immobility during television watching had increased their risk of fatal pulmonary embolism.

  3. Maria Montessori:

    The task of the educator lies in seeing that the child does not confound good with immobility and evil with activity.

  4. Maria Montessori:

    The first idea that the child must acquire, in order to be actively disciplined, is that of the difference between good and evil; and the task of the educator lies in seeing that the child does not confound good with immobility, and evil with activity.

  5. Yann Martel, Life of Pi:

    To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.


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