un·​moved | \ ˌən-ˈmüvd How to pronounce unmoved (audio) \

Definition of unmoved

: not moved especially : not emotionally affected was unmoved by the defendant's plea

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Brinkema was unmoved, again sentencing Young to 15 years in prison. Rachel Weiner, Washington Post, "Former Metro police officer caught in terrorism sting fails to win lighter sentence," 21 June 2019 In closing, Waters left some parting words for those who may have been left unmoved and needed yet another nudge to wield the power that is in their hands. Tanya A. Christian, Essence, "Rep. Maxine Waters Reminds Black Women At Essence Festival: ‘We Don’t Take S--t From Nobody’," 8 July 2019 An online petition calling on an El Sobrante man to remove a giant concrete swastika from his front lawn has gathered more than 3,000 signatures, but the homeowner sounded unmoved Wednesday. Michael Cabanatuan, SFChronicle.com, "Petition calls for removal of giant swastika from El Sobrante home," 12 June 2019 In Chinese President Xi Jinping, Hong Kong faces an unmoved, unrelenting overlord. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, "China can’t smash Hong Kong’s spirit," 12 June 2019 The board sided with the gang members, but the city was unmoved. Allegra Hobbs, New York Times, "Gentrification’s Empty Victory," 1 June 2018 Shiha remains unmoved by how her personal decision not to wear a hijab has turned into a national debate with political undertones. Menna Zaki, Fox News, "Movie star's lifestyle reversal sparks a debate in Egypt," 21 Aug. 2018 The Trump administration remained unmoved by those concerns, with a top trade adviser, Peter Navarro, insisting that China has more to lose from a trade fight than the United States. New York Times, "Trump’s Trade War Spooks Markets as White House Waits for China to Blink," 19 June 2018 The Belgium fans in the stands went wild, the England fans appeared largely unmoved, and on the Belgium sidelines, Martinez barely mustered a celebration. Jonathan Clegg, WSJ, "Belgium Beats England in World Cup’s No-Win Game," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of unmoved

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unmoved

: not feeling pity, sympathy, or admiration for someone or something : not emotionally affected by something


un·​moved | \ ˌən-ˈmüvd\

Kids Definition of unmoved

1 : not being stirred by deep feelings or excitement The music left me unmoved.
2 : staying in the same place or position

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to move or obtain by small maneuvers

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