from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Emotionally unaffected.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. not physically moved
  • adj. not affected emotionally, or not showing emotion
  • adj. not sympathetic; uncaring

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not moved; fixed; firm; unshaken; calm; apathetic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not moved; not transferred from one place to another. Not changed in purpose or resolution; unshaken; firm.
  • Not affected; not having the passions or feelings excited; not touched or impressed; not altered by passion or emotion; calm; apathetic: as, an unmoved heart; an unmoved look.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. being in the original position; not having been moved
  • adj. emotionally unmoved


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  • Having once lived up to his heroic ideal, Ciardi was disturbed to find that he could not remain "unmoved" by the possibility of his own death; he hoped that his anxiety was simply a temporary and anomalous response.

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  • No one can remain unmoved by the pictures of Port-au-Prince after the earthquake (the situation outside the capital remains unknown, but one can imagine).

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  • It's not possible to read Paul's New Testament writings and remain unmoved by his open heart, intellectual prowess and staggering bravery.

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  • Still, who could remain unmoved by their dignity and strength which is amply demonstrated by their generous and warm-hearted press release (here)?

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  • Now the question is do the people of Kentucky think that this was a stupid and tragic use of power to subverse dissent and vote this bag of waste out of office of will they remain unmoved?

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  • He knew full well that these emotional Serbs could not hear his name unmoved, while the extraordinary racial difference between himself and every other man in the Assembly must have made a strong appeal to their dramatic instincts.

    A Son of the Immortals

  • And his wrinkled, old visage expressed so crabbed a determination to remain unmoved that Mr. Haviland laughed outright in the most tolerant of humours.

    That Lass o' Lowrie's: A Lancashire Story

  • Reader, can you hear this and remain unmoved, or shall you and I become children in heart once more?

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  • He retired to chants of "You should have stayed at a big club" spat from the visiting support, his expression unmoved when Raul Meireles plundered the decisive goal only three minutes later.

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  • You could not see and know her, and remain unmoved by those sensations of affection which belong to so near and tender a relationship.

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