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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.

involuntary

(ɪnˈvɒləntərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
1. carried out without one's conscious wishes; not voluntary; unintentional
2. (Physiology) physiol (esp of a movement or muscle) performed or acting without conscious control
inˈvoluntarily adv
inˈvoluntariness n

in•vol•un•tar•y

(ɪnˈvɒl ənˌtɛr i)

adj.
1. not voluntary; independent of one's will: an involuntary listener.
2. unintentional; unconscious: an involuntary gesture.
3. caused through recklessness or negligence: involuntary manslaughter.
4. Physiol. acting or functioning without volition: involuntary muscles.
[1525–35; < Late Latin]
in•vol•un•tar•i•ly (ɪnˈvɒl ənˌtɛr ə li, -ˌvɒl ənˈtɛər-) adv.
in•vol′un•tar`i•ness, n.

in·vol·un·tar·y

(ĭn-vŏl′ən-tĕr′ē)
Not under conscious control. Most of the biological processes in animals that are vital to life, such as contraction of the heart, blood flow, breathing, and digestion, are involuntary and controlled by the autonomic nervous system.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.involuntary - not subject to the control of the willinvoluntary - 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
unconscious - not conscious; lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception as if asleep or dead; "lay unconscious on the floor"
unwilling - not disposed or inclined toward; "an unwilling assistant"; "unwilling to face facts"
voluntary - of your own free will or design; done by choice; not forced or compelled; "man is a voluntary agent"; "participation was voluntary"; "voluntary manslaughter"; "voluntary generosity in times of disaster"; "voluntary social workers"; "a voluntary confession"
2.involuntary - controlled by the autonomic nervous system; without conscious control; "involuntary muscles"; "gave an involuntary start"
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
voluntary - controlled by individual volition; "voluntary motions"; "voluntary muscles"

involuntary

adjective
2. compulsory, forced, mandatory, required, binding, imperative, obligatory, requisite, de rigueur (French) Involuntary repatriations began this week.

involuntary

adjective
Acting or happening without apparent forethought, prompting, or planning:
Translations
لا إرادي، لا إخْتِياري
bezděčnýnedobrovolný
ufrivillig
ósjálfráîur
nevalingainevalingas
negribētsnetīšs
istemeden

involuntary

[ɪnˈvɒləntərɪ] ADJinvoluntario

involuntary

[ɪnˈvɒləntəri] adjinvolontaire

involuntary

adjunbeabsichtigt, ungewollt; repatriationunfreiwillig; shudder, muscle movement etcunwillkürlich; I found myself an involuntary listener/guestich wurde zum unfreiwilligen Zuhörer/Gast; involuntary manslaughter (Jur) → fahrlässige Tötung

involuntary

[ɪnˈvɒləntrɪ] adjinvolontario/a

involuntary

(inˈvoləntəri) adjective
(of an action etc) not intentional. He gave an involuntary cry.
inˈvoluntarily adverb

in·vol·un·tar·y

a. involuntario-a.

involuntary

adj involuntario
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