un·​moved ˌən-ˈmüvd How to pronounce unmoved (audio)
: not moved
especially : not emotionally affected
was unmoved by the defendant's plea

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web And yet Congress is unmoved, in good part because the pro-gun lobby routinely outmuscles advocates of gun safety. Los Angeles Times, 24 Jan. 2023 Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega was unmoved when his Rio Verde Foothills neighbors cried foul. Joshua Partlow, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Jan. 2023 The Biden administration was sympathetic but unmoved. Isabelle Khurshudyan, Washington Post, 23 Dec. 2022 Biden’s handling his job, compared with 55% who disapproved — virtually unmoved from his approval rating in October. Courtney Subramanianstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 13 Dec. 2022 Just be utterly unmoved by their (or anyone’s) unsupportable opinions, and keep doing your thing. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 14 July 2022 But most conservative states — to their shame — will be distinctly unmoved by the carnage in Buffalo and Uvalde, and certainly by the offer of assistance from legislators in blue Massachusetts. Yvonne Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, 18 June 2022 The defense had suggested Diana Toebbe was suffering from mental illness but the judge was unmoved. Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 9 Nov. 2022 Louis is unmoved until Lestat writes him his first composition in 100 years, singing and playing all the instruments himself. Sara Netzley, EW.com, 7 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unmoved was in the 14th century

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“Unmoved.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmoved. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition


: not moved : remaining in the same place
: holding to the same position
unmoved by their arguments
: not disturbed emotionally
unmoved by the sad news

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