involuntary, nonvoluntary, unvoluntary(adj)
not subject to the control of the will
"involuntary manslaughter"; "involuntary servitude"; "an involuntary shudder"; "It (becoming a hero) was involuntary. They sank my boat"- John F.Kennedy
controlled by the autonomic nervous system; without conscious control
"involuntary muscles"; "gave an involuntary start"
Without intention; unintentional.
He involuntarily overheard the conversation.
Not voluntary or willing; contrary or opposed to explicit will or desire; unwilling.
He found himself the involuntary witness in the trial.
not having will or the power of choice
not under the influence or control of the will; not voluntary; as, the involuntary movements of the body; involuntary muscle fibers
not proceeding from choice; done unwillingly; reluctant; compulsory; as, involuntary submission
Origin: [L. involuntarius. See In- not, and Voluntary.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-vol′un-tar-i, adj. not voluntary: not having the power of will or choice: not done willingly: not chosen.—adv. Invol′untarily.—n. Invol′untariness.
The numerical value of involuntary in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of involuntary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of involuntary in a Sentence
It is clear that all verbal structures with meaning are verbal imitations of that elusive psychological and physiological process known as thought, a process stumbling through emotional entanglements, sudden irrational convictions, involuntary gleams of insight, rationalized prejudices, and blocks of panic and inertia, finally to reach a completely incommunicable intuition.
Whether I win at the Olympics or not there will always be someone out there who doubts that it was involuntary, i am not going to try and ignore that I am someone who is prepared... I am just going to have to ignore those comments if someone attacks me and says I cheated, because I have confidence in myself.
The ubiquitous and involuntary nature of exposures, and the broadly-observed effects across sub-populations, underscore the public-health importance of breathing clean air.
It makes perfect sense from a life course perspective -- in middle age you are naturally embedded in so many networks [with children, parents, your community], it's almost involuntary that you're in all these networks.
If you know a person gets drunk, you shouldn't( have sex). It's involuntary sex -- it's rape, i want to emphasize how difficult( it was) for her to fight under this Japanese sentiment. We need to change the society -- this is the lesson for us.
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- لا إراديArabic
- неволно, неволенBulgarian
- involuntariCatalan, Valencian
- unabsichtlich, unfreiwillig, unwillkürlichGerman
- αθέλητος, ακούσιοςGreek
- tahaton, vastentahtoinenFinnish
- niet intentioneel, onwillekeurigDutch
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