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1. involuntary

adjective. ['ˌɪnˈvɑːlənˌtɛri'] not subject to the control of the will.

Synonyms

  • unvoluntary
  • unconscious
  • forced
  • unwilling
  • goaded
  • unwilled
  • nonvoluntary

Antonyms

  • voluntary
  • willing
  • unambitious
  • unmotivated

Etymology

  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)
  • voluntary (English)

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Rhymes with Involuntary

  • actuary
  • ancillary
  • apothecary
  • arbitrary
  • arbitrary
  • aviary
  • budgetary
  • contemporary
  • customary
  • deflationary
  • dictionary
  • dietary
  • dignitary
  • disciplinary
  • discretionary
  • disinflationary
  • dispensary
  • diversionary
  • diversionary
  • dromedary

Sentences with involuntary


1. Adjective
These include the involuntary muscles of the heart and the smooth muscles of the internal organs.

Quotes about involuntary


1. Laughter is involuntary. If it's funny you laugh.
- Tom Lehrer

2. This is part of the involuntary bargain we make with the world just by being alive. We get to experiences the splendor of nature, the beauty of art, the balm of love and the sheer joy of existence, always with the knowledge that illness, injury, natural disaster, or pure evil can end it in an instant for ourselves or someone we love.
- Jeff Greenfield

3. Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.
- Mark Twain

2. involuntary

adjective. ['ˌɪnˈvɑːlənˌtɛri'] controlled by the autonomic nervous system; without conscious control.

Synonyms

  • reflexive
  • reflex
  • vegetative
  • automatic

Antonyms

  • sensible
  • awake
  • aware
  • unaffected

Etymology

  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)
  • voluntary (English)
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