un·moved | \ˌən-ˈmüvd \

Definition of unmoved 

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

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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 But even trimmed from two acts to an intermission-free 110 minutes, the show left me largely impatient and unmoved. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "Review: Jim Parsons and Zachary Quinto Enter Sniping in ‘The Boys in the Band’," 31 May 2018 In the first critical days after the hurricane, as hundreds of shipping containers remained unmoved at the docks in San Juan, the company’s capacity to produce and distribute on the island dropped dramatically. Bianca Padró Ocasio, OrlandoSentinel.com, "These Puerto Ricans who fled Hurricane María's destruction built a community at a Super 8 in Kissimmee. Now, they have to leave it.," 27 June 2018 But not this heartless bunch; unmoved, Trump and company are simply digging in. Scot Lehigh, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump voters must protest his border outrage," 21 June 2018 Chinese leaders remain unmoved, and China has its own beef with the WTO. Karen J. Alter, Washington Post, "Trump’s tariffs aren’t the biggest trade problem. Will China step up to protect the WTO?," 18 June 2018 Gorsuch appeared unmoved, however, and instead pulled a familiar Scalian card from his deck. Simon Van Zuylen-wood, Daily Intelligencer, "How Neil Gorsuch Became the Second-Most-Polarizing Man in Washington," 28 May 2018 Even what should be a climactic moment leaves us both unpersuaded and unmoved. Don Aucoin, BostonGlobe.com, "Gloucester Stage’s ‘Madame Defarge’ can’t knit together a compelling story," 22 May 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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a state of commotion or excitement

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