mo´tion|less|ness

mo´tion|less|ness
mo|tion|less «MOH shuhn lihs», adjective.
not moving; incapable of motion: »

Some sat on horseback, motionless as equestrian statues (Francis Parkman).

SYNONYM(S): inert, stationary, still, quiet.
mo´tion|less|ly, adverb.
mo´tion|less|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • af|fect´less|ness — af|fect|less «uh FEHKT lihs», adjective. unfeeling; unemotional: »How do people become so “affectless” so unaffected by the suffering of other people? (Katherine Gauss Jackson). –af|fect´less|ly, adverb. –af|fect´less|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • col´or|less|ness — col|or|less «KUHL uhr lihs», adjective. 1. without color: »Her face was almost colorless from fright. SYNONYM(S): achromatic. 2. without any tinge of red; pallid; pale: »a colorless complexion. SYNONYM(S): blanched …   Useful english dictionary

  • com´fort|less|ness — com|fort|less «KUHM fuhrt lihs», adjective. 1. bringing no comfort or ease of mind: »comfortless words. 2. having none of the comforts of life: »a comfortless room. –com´fort|less|ly, adverb. –com´fort|less|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • de|fense´less|ness — de|fense|less «dih FEHNS lihs», adjective. having no defense; helpless against attack or harm; unprotected: »A baby is defenseless; he cannot prevent what is done to him. –de|fense´less|ly, adverb. –de|fense´less|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • ef´fort|less|ness — ef|fort|less «EHF uhrt lihs», adjective. requiring or showing little or no effort; easy. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under easy. (Cf. ↑easy) –ef´fort|less|ly, adverb. –ef´fort|less|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • ex|haust´less|ness — ex|haust|less «ehg ZST lihs», adjective. that cannot be exhausted; inexhaustible. –ex|haust´less|ly, adverb. –ex|haust´less|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

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