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1. movement

noun. ['ˈmuːvmənt'] a change of position that does not entail a change of location.

Synonyms

  • adduction
  • headshaking
  • sweep
  • eurythmics
  • retroflection
  • fetal movement
  • standing
  • motility
  • wave
  • jerking
  • eversion
  • saccade
  • gesture
  • reciprocation
  • prostration
  • inclining
  • everting
  • shutting
  • circumduction
  • quiver
  • squatting
  • toss
  • wiggle
  • motion
  • kneel
  • stroke
  • wriggle
  • squirm
  • change
  • lurch
  • eurhythmics
  • retraction
  • move
  • pitch
  • straddle
  • squat
  • upending
  • reclining
  • jolt
  • kneeling
  • kicking
  • body English
  • inversion
  • inclination
  • jerk
  • closing
  • waver
  • sitting
  • flutter
  • foetal movement
  • pitching
  • disturbance
  • opening
  • retroflexion
  • rotation
  • rotary motion
  • quivering
  • reach
  • headshake
  • flicker
  • dart
  • eurythmy
  • kick
  • abduction
  • stretch
  • span
  • vibration
  • eye movement
  • flit
  • eurhythmy
  • posing
  • reaching
  • agitation

Antonyms

  • opening
  • obscurity
  • prominence
  • running

Etymology

  • movement (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • movimentum (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word movement


1. Noun, singular or mass
Initiate the movement with the part of your body nearest the direction of the movement.

Quotes containing the word movement


1. Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.
- Karl Marx

2. If you look at the game and everything, it's not quite like looking at an animated film, because that's total character. This, this is really movement, but it's got funny little things if you look for the humor. They're actually getting to the character.
- Don Bluth

3. There hasn't been anything real since grunge. That was the last movement led by music or an art form.
- Daphne Guinness

2. movement

noun. ['ˈmuːvmənt'] the act of changing location from one place to another.

Synonyms

  • approach
  • advancement
  • locomotion
  • forward motion
  • onward motion
  • descent
  • displacement
  • maneuver
  • lunge
  • ascension
  • procession
  • hurry
  • migration
  • speed
  • slippage
  • approaching
  • motion
  • change
  • lurch
  • return
  • ascent
  • slide
  • move
  • vacillation
  • traveling
  • following
  • crawl
  • progression
  • swing
  • progress
  • swinging
  • shift
  • rush
  • play
  • ascending
  • coming
  • coast
  • pursuit
  • stream
  • manoeuvre
  • translation
  • shifting
  • flow
  • haste
  • rushing
  • pursual
  • speeding
  • rise
  • hurrying
  • travel
  • travelling
  • chase
  • advance

Antonyms

  • inelasticity
  • stand still
  • open
  • defeat

Etymology

  • movement (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • movimentum (Latin)

3. movement

noun. ['ˈmuːvmənt'] a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something.

Synonyms

  • recoil
  • occurrence
  • repercussion
  • tectonic movement
  • wave
  • pedesis
  • throw
  • approaching
  • turning
  • whirl
  • squeeze
  • motion
  • stroke
  • seek
  • jitter
  • commotion
  • periodic motion
  • Brownian movement
  • occurrent
  • rebound
  • bend
  • bending
  • crustal movement
  • deflection
  • Brownian motion
  • natural event
  • passage
  • backlash
  • deflexion
  • heave
  • happening
  • kick
  • twist
  • passing
  • cam stroke
  • wrench
  • moving ridge
  • change of location
  • wring
  • wobble
  • turn
  • travel
  • undulation
  • periodic movement

Antonyms

  • dissimilate
  • increase
  • demilitarize
  • dehydrogenate

Etymology

  • movement (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • movimentum (Latin)

4. movement

noun. ['ˈmuːvmənt'] a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals.

Synonyms

  • falun gong
  • social group
  • Free French
  • Fighting French
  • artistic movement
  • art movement
  • religious movement
  • Zionist movement
  • reform movement
  • Boy Scouts
  • ecumenism
  • oecumenism
  • common front
  • front
  • political movement
  • Zionism
  • Civil Rights movement
  • cultural movement

Antonyms

  • destabilise
  • sensitize
  • demilitarise
  • transitivize

Etymology

  • movement (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • movimentum (Latin)

5. movement

noun. ['ˈmuːvmənt'] a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end.

Synonyms

  • anti-war movement
  • campaigning
  • drive
  • ad blitz
  • war
  • candidacy
  • ad campaign
  • gay liberation movement
  • youth movement
  • effort
  • fund-raising campaign
  • fund-raising effort
  • gay lib
  • candidature
  • women's liberation movement
  • reform
  • fund-raising drive
  • women's lib
  • crusade
  • advertising campaign
  • consumerism
  • campaign
  • feminism
  • lost cause
  • feminist movement
  • cause
  • political campaign
  • venture
  • charm campaign
  • youth crusade

Antonyms

  • impermanent
  • irregular
  • immobility
  • immotility

Etymology

  • movement (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • movimentum (Latin)

6. movement

noun. ['ˈmuːvmənt'] a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata.

Synonyms

  • piece of music
  • sonata
  • piece
  • opus
  • intermezzo
  • composition
  • scherzo

Antonyms

  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize
  • enable
  • loosen

Etymology

  • movement (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • movimentum (Latin)

7. movement

noun. ['ˈmuːvmənt'] an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object.

Synonyms

  • apparent motion
  • optical illusion
  • apparent movement

Antonyms

  • clean
  • unstring
  • stabilize
  • better

Etymology

  • movement (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • movimentum (Latin)

8. movement

noun. ['ˈmuːvmənt'] a general tendency to change (as of opinion).

Synonyms

  • tendency
  • evolutionary trend
  • disposition
  • inclination
  • drift
  • gravitation

Antonyms

  • fearlessness
  • motionlessness
  • moving
  • nonmoving

Etymology

  • movement (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • movimentum (Latin)

9. movement

noun. ['ˈmuːvmənt'] the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock).

Synonyms

  • clock
  • action mechanism
  • action
  • ticker

Antonyms

  • straight line
  • fall
  • steady
  • boo

Etymology

  • movement (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • movimentum (Latin)

10. movement

noun. ['ˈmuːvmənt'] the act of changing the location of something.

Synonyms

  • transportation
  • transport
  • transplant
  • introduction
  • transplantation
  • displacement
  • intromission
  • troop movement
  • transplanting
  • transfer
  • deracination
  • conveyance
  • change
  • lowering
  • transferral
  • insertion

Antonyms

  • lose
  • normality
  • honor
  • dishonor

Etymology

  • movement (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • movimentum (Latin)
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