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

  • adj. Not moving; motionless.
  • adj. Not affecting the emotions: a curiously unmoving dramatic work.

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  • adj. Not moving; still

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having no motion.
  • Not exciting emotion; having no power to affect the passions; unaffecting; not touching or impressive.

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

  • adj. not in motion
  • adj. not arousing emotions


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