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Meaning of INVOLUNTARY

Pronunciation:  in'vâlun`teree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [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
  2. [adj]  (physiology) controlled by the autonomic nervous system; without conscious control; "involuntary muscles"; "gave an involuntary start"
 

INVOLUNTARY is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: automatic, autonomic, driven, forced, goaded, nonvoluntary, reflex(a), reflexive, unconscious, unvoluntary, unwilled, unwilling, vegetative
 
 Antonyms: voluntary
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*vol"un*ta*ry\, a. [L. involuntarius. See {In-}
not, and {Voluntary}.]
1. Not having will or the power of choice.

2. Not under the influence or control of the will; not
   voluntary; as, the involuntary movements of the body;
   involuntary muscle fibers.

3. Not proceeding from choice; done unwillingly; reluctant;
   compulsory; as, involuntary submission.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Not controlled through will.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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