Adjectives for motion

Motion adjectives are listed in this post. Each word below can often be found in front of the noun motion in the same sentence. This reference page can help answer the question what are some adjectives commonly used for describing MOTION.

abnormal, abrupt, absolute, accelerated, active, actual, additional, airy, alternate, american, angry, angular, animal, animated, annual, anterior, apparent, appropriate, atomic, automatic, average, awkward, axial, back, backward, based, basic, beautiful, best, biological, bodily, body, brisk, brownian, cardiac, ceaseless, celestial, centrifugal, certain, cervical, chaotic, circular, clockwise, collective, common, complex, complicated, considerable, constant, constrained, continual, continued, continuous, contrary, controlled, convulsive, corkscrew, corresponding, counterclockwise, curvilinear, daily, definite, deft, deliberate, desired, diagonal

different, differential, dimensional, direct, directed, dismissive, distinct, diurnal, divine, double, down, downward, dynamic, e, early, easy, eccentric, effortless, elliptic, elliptical, endless, enough, entire, equable, equal, erratic, eternal, even, everlasting, exaggerated, excellent, excessive, external, extraordinary, faint, faintest, false, familiar, famous, fast, faster, feeble, final, first, fluid, formal, former, forward, frantic, free, fro, full, furious, further, general, gentle, glacier, good, graceful, gradual, great, greater, greatest, gyratory, harmonic, harmonious

hasty, heavy, horizontal, hostile, human, hurried, impatient, imperceptible, impetuous, important, impulsive, in, incessant, independent, individual, induced, infinite, initial, instant, instantaneous, instinctive, intended, intermittent, internal, invisible, involuntary, inward, irregular, jerky, joint, languid, large, last, late, lateral, latter, least, length, less, light, like, limited, line, linear, liquid, little, lively, local, longitudinal, lost, lunar, m, majestic, major, many, mass, mazy, mean, measured, mechanical, melodic, mere, minute, molecular, monotonous, more

most, much, muscular, musical, natural, necessary, negative, nervous, new, next, noiseless, normal, oblique, observed, old, only, onward, opposite, orbital, orderly, ordinary, original, oscillating, oscillatory, other, outward, overall, own, painful, parabolic, parallel, particular, passive, patient, peculiar, perceptible, perfect, periodic, peristaltic, perpetual, physical, planetary, positive, possible, powerful, practiced, preliminary, present, pretrial, previous, primary, principal, progressive, projectile, proper, pure, quick, quicker, quiet, radial, random, rapid, real, reciprocal, rectilinear, regular

regulated, relative, repetitive, respiratory, restless, restricted, resultant, retarded, retrograde, reverse, revolving, rhythmic, rhythmical, right, rigid, rocking, rotary, rotating, rotational, rotatory, rough, same, sawing, second, secret, sensible, separate, serpentine, several, sharp, shooing, short, side, sideways, significant, silent, similar, simple, simultaneous, single, sinuous, slight, slightest, slow, slower, small, smallest, smooth, soft, soothing, sound, spasmodic, spatial, special, specific, speed, spinning, spiral, spiraling, spiritual, spontaneous, springy, stately, steady, strange, strong

subject, subsequent, substantive, subtle, successful, such, sudden, sweeping, swift, swifter, swiftest, tangential, thermal, third, timely, total, translational, transverse, tremulous, trial, true, tumultuous, turbulent, unceasing, uncertain, undulating, undulatory, uneasy, unequal, unexpected, uniform, universal, unnatural, unnecessary, unsteady, unusual, up, upward, usual, variable, varied, various, vertical, very, vibrational, vibratory, vigorous, violent, visible, visual, vital, voluntary, wall, warm, wave, wavelike, wavy, whole, wild, written, yearly, zigzag

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