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English adjective: involuntary

1. involuntary not subject to the control of the will


SamplesInvoluntary manslaughter.
Involuntary servitude.
An involuntary shudder.
It (becoming a hero) was involuntary. They sank my boat.


Synonymsnonvoluntary, unvoluntary


Similardriven, forced, goaded, unconscious, unwilled, unwilling


See alsounconscious, unwilling


Antonymsvoluntary

2. involuntary controlled by the autonomic nervous system; without conscious control


SamplesInvoluntary muscles.
Gave an involuntary start.


Similarautomatic, autonomic, reflex, reflexive, vegetative


Domain categoryphysiology


Antonymsvoluntary









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