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Synonyms for motion
ˈmoʊ ʃənmo·tion

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Wiktionary

  1. motionnoun

    Antonyms:
    rest

  2. motionverb

    To gesture indicating a desired movement.

    He motioned for me to come closer.

    Synonyms:
    movement

    Antonyms:
    rest

  3. motionnoun

    A change of position with respect to time.

    Antonyms:
    rest

  4. motionnoun

    Antonyms:
    rest

  5. motionnoun

    The motion to amend is now open for discussion.

    Antonyms:
    rest

  6. motionnoun

    Antonyms:
    rest

  7. motionnoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gesture, motionnoun

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

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

    Antonyms:
    motionlessness, stillness, lifelessness

  2. movement, motionnoun

    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, cause, social movement, motility

    Antonyms:
    lifelessness, motionlessness, stillness

  3. motion, movement, move, motilitynoun

    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    lifelessness, motionlessness, stillness

  4. motionnoun

    a state of change

    "they were in a state of steady motion"

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

    Antonyms:
    motionlessness, stillness, lifelessness

  5. motion, questionnoun

    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    stillness, motionlessness, lifelessness

  6. motion, movement, movenoun

    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    stillness, lifelessness, motionlessness

  7. apparent motion, motion, apparent movement, movementverb

    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    stillness, motionlessness, lifelessness

  8. gesticulate, gesture, motionverb

    show, express or direct through movement

    "He gestured his desire to leave"

    Synonyms:
    gesture, gesticulate

    Antonyms:
    stillness, motionlessness, lifelessness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. motionnoun

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

  2. motionnoun

    Synonyms:
    impulse, prompting, suggestion

  3. motionnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. motionnoun

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

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

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Motion":

    Chris Coodes, Recon, Chris Coode

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How to use motion in a sentence?

  1. Elijah Cummings:

    I say to the president: No more talk, no more tweet. No more commotion, emotion and motion and no results.

  2. Shah Asad Rizvi:

    Behind every purpose, there’s a reason, behind every reason, there’s a story, behind every story, there’s a dance... ready to set in motion

  3. Bryant Camareno:

    We want you to look at the video, but we want you to look at it in real time, life doesn't happen in slow motion. Life didn't happen in slow motion for Michael Drejka.

  4. Charles Gallagher:

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

  5. Aaron Stanton:

    Anyone who's working in virtual reality and not considering( motion sickness) is fooling themselves.


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