Definition of unmoved in English:



  • 1Not affected by emotion or excitement.

    ‘he was clearly unmoved by her outburst’
    • ‘I watched Natural Born Killers yesterday, and was at once quite impressed by the film itself, yet left emotionally unmoved.’
    • ‘It would take a hard heart to be unmoved by the mourning of those bereaved by the Bali bombing.’
    • ‘In particular, Schoenfeldt deals with the critical problem of Sonnet 94, a poem that celebrates those who contain their emotions and are as unmoved by others as stone.’
    • ‘Where the 2001 movie caused tears to well up in my eyes, this movie left me cold and unmoved, even though its manipulation is relentless.’
    • ‘The point is that Jesus entered fully into the pain and suffering of human life. Our high priest does not stand aloof and unmoved by the human struggle.’
    • ‘First Kaeldra is brutally knocked unconscious, and then this man admits to terrorizing Sabriel and all he can do is sit there and stare at me, unmoved and uncaring?’
    • ‘But the uninterested and the unmoved are massing everywhere.’
    • ‘Once you get over the weirdness of the premise, it takes a hard heart to remain unmoved by this simple yet deeply emotional tale.’
    • ‘It's a human tragedy that could leave only the hardest heart unmoved.’
    • ‘A birthday party in which he reads a simple poem to his mother unleashes a tidal wave of emotion that will leave few viewers unmoved.’
    • ‘Eva seems to be in love with Dizzi but he remains unmoved by her affections.’
    • ‘However, the honesty of the lyrics and genuineness of the performance can leave only the stoniest of souls unmoved - emo-grunge with an infectious smile.’
    • ‘As Wimbledon go under, we are immune to their pain, unmoved by their plight.’
    • ‘The audience, though, remains unmoved, aloof - everyone is far too cool to show any excitement.’
    • ‘But even then the friend may remain unmoved and unimpressed; the magic doesn't always work.’
    • ‘The first is the continuing power of album cover art to provoke emotional responses from people normally unmoved by graphic design and visual culture.’
    • ‘Rick was unmoved emotionally as he laid eyes on the same dashboards and controls he sees almost every day but Alexia…’
    • ‘The story spans 20 years, but the detail of the earlier scenes gives way to sketchiness, with the result that - even at the sight of so much emotion - we're left strangely unmoved.’
    • ‘As a heartless Londoner who has to negotiate such scenarios several times a day, I remained unmoved and whilst offering an emotionless mouthed apology, I carried on my way without really looking at him.’
    • ‘Or if I just want to carry on being hard and cold and unmoved forever, never getting burned, but also never feeling that burning passion - ever.’
    unaffected, untouched, unstirred, unimpressed, unperturbed, unruffled, untroubled, undismayed, unworried
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    1. 1.1 Not changed in one's purpose or intention.
      ‘her opponents were unmoved and plan to return to court’
      • ‘But the LDNPA remained unmoved and plans to bring down the full force of the law when the temporary enforcement officer post is filled.’
      • ‘The man was unmoved by the declaration and stood watching Jet intently.’
      • ‘Grobler was unmoved by the outburst and maintained that the switch offered Team GB the better chance of procuring the ultimate reward.’
      • ‘Revelations of cases of child sexual abuse by members of the clergy followed, during which the cardinal adopted a stoic attitude, unmoved in his belief that the church should not give up the tradition of a celibate priesthood.’
      steadfast, firm, unshaken, staunch, unwavering, unswerving, undeviating, uninfluenced, determined, resolute, decided, resolved, inflexible, unbending, implacable, adamant
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