Antonyms of noun motion

1 of 7 senses of motion

Sense 4
motion -- (a state of change; "they were in a state of steady motion")
       Antonym of motionlessness (Sense 1)
      => motionlessness, stillness, lifelessness -- (a state of no motion or movement; "the utter motionlessness of a marble statue")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun motion

7 senses of motion

Sense 1
gesture, motion -- (the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals)
       => visual communication -- (communication that relies on vision)

Sense 2
movement, motion -- (a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something)
       => happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event -- (an event that happens)

Sense 3
motion, movement, move, motility -- (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")
       => change -- (the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election")

Sense 4
motion -- (a state of change; "they were in a state of steady motion")
       => state -- (the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state")

Sense 5
motion, question -- (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")
       => proposal -- (something proposed (such as a plan or assumption))

Sense 6
motion, movement, move -- (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")
       => change -- (the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election")

Sense 7
apparent motion, motion, apparent movement, movement -- (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")
       => optical illusion -- (an optical phenomenon that results in a false or deceptive visual impression)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb motion

1 sense of motion

Sense 1
gesticulate, gesture, motion -- (show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave")
       => communicate, intercommunicate -- (transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist")

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