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involuntary

in·vol·un·tar·y

involuntary

 
pronunciation:
ihn va ln teI ri
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not determined by choice, will, or desire.
involuntary obedience
synonyms:
binding, compulsory, obligatory
antonyms:
voluntary
similar words:
automatic, captive, coercive, forced, imposed, mandatory, requisite
definition 2: not subject to conscious control; unconscious or automatic.
an involuntary muscle contraction
synonyms:
automatic, reflex, unconscious
antonyms:
voluntary
similar words:
subliminal, unintentional, unwitting
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derivations: involuntarily (adv.), involuntariness (n.)
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