Definition of unmoving in US English:



  • 1Not moving; still.

    ‘Claudia sat unmoving behind her desk’
    • ‘As she labored on she, every once in a while, would glance over to the unmoving form behind her then return to the task at hand.’
    • ‘She stood up before she had time to stop herself, and stood there for a few minutes unmoving, and terribly awkward.’
    • ‘When she hit the desk and fell to the ground, unmoving, I wondered to myself if a plea of self defense would do me any good.’
    • ‘She stood in uniform next to the desk, her stance lazy and unmoving.’
    • ‘A rainbow to me is something colourful for sure, but static in its beauty - tranquil and unmoving.’
    • ‘Grim stayed unmoving as the wall closed behind him, a great chill had overtaken him but he turned to her room and took a step.’
    • ‘For three days she remained, unmoving, in front of my stop, and for three days I stepped gingerly over her, holding my breath.’
    • ‘How it ever kept going now was a miracle, and for the last three months it had been stuck, inanimate and unmoving, in the student car lot.’
    • ‘Most of us view volcanoes as static sentinels: bastions of strength and rigidity that are unmoving and unmovable.’
    • ‘He stopped when he saw her lying on the ground, unmoving and barely breathing.’
    • ‘Kaos, however, stood unmoving as more demons erupted from the plumes of fire behind him.’
    • ‘In the midst of it all, she held fast in her prayer, still and unmoving as the flames about her slowly were set to rest.’
    • ‘He spoke as if he spoke secrets, his words formed behind unmoving lips.’
    • ‘Her gaze went past him and focused on Michael, who was tied up on a chair, unmoving and lifeless.’
    • ‘A good two or three hours of sitting in his chair, unmoving, was just as resting as far as he was concerned.’
    • ‘Behind her stood Akima, silent and unmoving, her eyes piercing straight ahead.’
    • ‘Reading is static and dynamic, unmoving words unreeling in our minds.’
    • ‘The figure stops in his tracks, unmoving and breathing heavily.’
    • ‘The crunching of now deep snow could be heard from behind her, and she froze, unmoving.’
    • ‘Her back was straight and her eyes were closed and unmoving, not even the shifting of the eye looking behind its curtain.’
    motionless, parked, halted, stopped, immobilized, immobile, still, static, stock-still, at a standstill, at rest, not moving
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  • 2Not stirring any emotion.

    • ‘Elvis Costello gives a merely mortal performance of unmoving music.’
    • ‘For me, it was boring, and completely unmoving, and definitely didn't showcase their wonderful voices.’
    • ‘The language is shouted or perhaps sung by one unmoving performer to the other, creating an unearthly effect.’
    • ‘All of which takes the sting out of a curiously unmoving ending.’
    • ‘The completely unmoving, unconvincing romance between a wooden Hayden Christensen and an uncharacteristically bland Natalie Portman is only the most obvious clumsiness.’
    expressionless, glazed, blank, empty, vacant, fixed, motionless, emotionless, fishy, impassive, lifeless, wooden, dull, vacuous
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