involuntarily


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in·vol·un·tar·y

 (ĭn-vŏl′ən-tĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Acting or done without or against one's will: an involuntary participant in what turned out to be an argument.
2. Not subject to control of the volition: gave an involuntary start.

in·vol′un·tar′i·ly (-târ′ə-lē) adv.
in·vol′un·tar′i·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.involuntarily - against your will; "he was involuntarily held against his will"
voluntarily - out of your own free will; "he voluntarily submitted to the fingerprinting"

involuntarily

adverb
Without regard to desire or inclination:
Translations
لا إراديّا، لا إخْتِياريّاً
nedobrovolně
önkéntelenül
ósjálfrátt
istemiyerek

involuntarily

[ɪnˈvɒləntərɪlɪ] ADVinvoluntariamente
he had involuntarily hurt her feelingsla había ofendido sin querer

involuntarily

[ˈɪnvɒləntərəli] adv [move, exclaim] → involontairement

involuntarily

advunbeabsichtigt, unabsichtlich; (= automatically)unwillkürlich; he found himself involuntarily involveder sah sich unfreiwilligerweise verwickelt

involuntarily

[ɪnˈvɒləntrɪlɪ] advinvolontariamente

involuntary

(inˈvoləntəri) adjective
(of an action etc) not intentional. He gave an involuntary cry.
inˈvoluntarily adverb
References in classic literature ?
John Brooke laughed then as he never dared to laugh afterward, and the derisive Scott smiled involuntarily as he heard the hearty peal, which put the finishing stroke to poor Meg's woe.
Involuntarily he clutched Tom's arm and pointed, his face showing fear in the fast-gathering darkness.
exclaimed Duncan, involuntarily shrinking from a shot which struck the rock at his side with a smart rebound.
In spite of her self-possession, Christie's eyes suddenly darkened, and she involuntarily drew herself up.
While the latter expression was yet on his lips, he caught a glimpse of Hepzibah, who had involuntarily bent forward to the window; and then the smile changed from acrid and disagreeable to the sunniest complacency and benevolence.
I shuddered, and involuntarily let it fall upon the floor.
Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off--then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.
As you behold it, you involuntarily yield the immense superiority to him, in point of pervading dignity.
The sight of them set Jurgis to thinking again of the man's sarcastic remark; and half involuntarily he found himself watching the cars-- with the result that he gave a sudden startled exclamation, and stopped short in his tracks.
Her heart swelled and throbbed, and she involuntarily strained him so tight that the little fellow looked up into her face in astonishment.
If he met a friend, he found that the habit of a lifetime had in some mysterious way vanished-- his arm hung limp, instead of involuntarily extending the hand for a shake.
Whenever the wheels sank farther than usual into a rut, or jolted suddenly over a stone, she bounded involuntarily into the air, came down again, pushed back her funny little straw hat, and picked up or settled more firmly a small pink sun shade, which seemed to be her chief responsibility, --unless we except a bead purse, into which she looked whenever the condition of the roads would permit, finding great apparent satisfaction in that its precious contents neither disappeared nor grew less.