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 ?
Instead of being hurt, denying, defending himself, begging forgiveness, instead of remaining indifferent even--anything would have been better than what he did do--his face utterly involuntarily (reflex spinal action, reflected Stepan Arkadyevitch, who was fond of physiology)--utterly involuntarily assumed its habitual, good-humored, and therefore idiotic smile.
My swelling heart involuntarily pours itself out thus.
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.
The king had involuntarily drawn close to the count, the Duc d'Anjou had turned sharply round, and pressed Athos on the other side.
And, involuntarily, he darted a glance at the minister which would have terrified him, if Mazarin, at the moment, had not concealed his head under his pillow.
I involuntarily shunned the thought of it, and yet the thought continually arose in my mind like a haunting spectre.
She made some idle remark, looking at me, and laughed lightly enough; but I saw her eyes return to his, involuntarily, as though fascinated; then they fell, but not swiftly enough to veil the rush of terror that filled them.
I said to myself, as I stepped along in the spring morning air; for, being a pilgrim, I was involuntarily in a mediaeval frame of mind, and "Marry
My brain grew dizzy with the idea of the frightful risk I had just run, and I involuntarily closed my eyes to shut out the view of the depth beneath me.
I involuntarily held my breath, expecting to see the form of my companion, after being sustained for a moment by the branches of the tree, sink through their frail support, and fall headlong to the bottom.
Involuntarily he felt a joyful agitation at the thought of the humiliation of arrogant Austria and that in a week's time he might, perhaps, see and take part in the first Russian encounter with the French since Suvorov met them.
Indeed, place this reversed skull (scaled down to the human magnitude) among a plate of men's skulls, and you would involuntarily confound it with them; and remarking the depressions on one part of its summit, in phrenological phrase you would say --This man had no self-esteem, and no veneration.