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1. motion

noun. ['ˈmoʊʃən'] the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals.

Synonyms

  • facial gesture
  • wafture
  • sign
  • bowing
  • high-five
  • shrug
  • wave
  • beck
  • waving
  • flourish
  • gesture
  • curtsy
  • obeisance
  • sign of the cross
  • visual communication
  • nod
  • facial expression
  • previous question
  • V sign
  • bow
  • gesticulation

Antonyms

  • dishonor
  • obscurity
  • prominence
  • running

Etymology

  • motion (Anglo-Norman)

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2. motion

noun. ['ˈmoʊʃən'] 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
  • movement
  • squeeze
  • 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

  • immotility
  • let go of
  • straight line
  • fall

Etymology

  • motion (Anglo-Norman)

3. motion

noun. ['ˈmoʊʃən'] 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
  • movement
  • squatting
  • toss
  • wiggle
  • 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
  • dirty
  • lose
  • normality

Etymology

  • motion (Anglo-Norman)

4. motion

noun. ['ˈmoʊʃən'] a state of change.

Synonyms

  • state
  • quiver
  • nonmoving
  • unmoving
  • trembling
  • stream
  • vibration
  • shakiness
  • flow
  • moving
  • palpitation
  • precession
  • shaking
  • quivering

Antonyms

  • motionlessness
  • nonmoving
  • destabilize
  • enable

Etymology

  • motion (Anglo-Norman)

5. slow

adjective. ['ˈsloʊ'] not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time.

Synonyms

  • laggard
  • pokey
  • drawn-out
  • slow-moving
  • unhurried
  • bumper-to-bumper
  • sulky
  • lazy
  • fastness
  • long-playing
  • sluggish
  • gradual
  • poky
  • long-play
  • swiftness
  • dilatory

Antonyms

  • fast
  • hurried
  • impatient
  • light

Etymology

  • slaw (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. slow

verb. ['ˈsloʊ'] lose velocity; move more slowly.

Synonyms

  • diminish
  • slow down
  • slow up
  • retard
  • decrease
  • lessen
  • fall
  • decelerate
  • hold up
  • delay

Antonyms

  • increase
  • accelerate
  • lengthen
  • crescendo

Etymology

  • slaw (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. slow

adjective. ['ˈsloʊ'] at a slow tempo.

Synonyms

  • lentissimo
  • largo
  • moderato
  • larghetto
  • andante
  • lento
  • larghissimo

Antonyms

  • good-natured
  • busy
  • movableness
  • looseness

Etymology

  • slaw (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. slow

adverb. ['ˈsloʊ'] without speed (slow' is sometimes used informally forslowly').

Synonyms

  • easy
  • slowly

Antonyms

  • free
  • inflate
  • stretch

Etymology

  • slaw (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. slow

verb. ['ˈsloʊ'] become slow or slower.

Synonyms

  • slow down
  • slow up
  • slacken
  • weaken

Antonyms

  • tense
  • maximise
  • maximize
  • escalate

Etymology

  • slaw (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. slow

adjective. ['ˈsloʊ'] slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity.

Synonyms

  • dense
  • stupid
  • dumb
  • dim
  • dull

Antonyms

  • acceleration
  • decelerate
  • cosmopolitan
  • short

Etymology

  • slaw (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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