1. voluntary

adjective. ['ˈvɑːləntɛri'] of your own free will or design; done by choice; not forced or compelled.


  • self-imposed
  • willful
  • unforced
  • conscious
  • unpaid
  • freewill
  • intended
  • uncoerced
  • volunteer
  • willing


  • unwilling
  • unintended
  • involuntary
  • obedient

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Words that Rhyme with Voluntary

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  • evidentiary
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How do you spell voluntary? Is it volontary ?

A common misspelling of voluntary is volontary

Example sentences of the word voluntary

1. Adjective
As with voluntary separation, getting fired for just cause also is reason for denial.

Quotes containing the word voluntary

1. Taxation is the price we pay for failing to build a civilized society. The higher the tax level, the greater the failure. A centrally planned totalitarian state represents a complete defeat for the civilized world, while a totally voluntary society represents its ultimate success.
- Mark Skousen

2. This work was strictly voluntary, but any animal who absented himself from it would have his rations reduced by half.
- George Orwell, Animal Farm

3. Ignorance, when voluntary, is criminal, and a man may be properly charged with that evil which he neglected or refused to learn how to prevent.
- Samuel Johnson, The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia

2. voluntary

noun. ['ˈvɑːləntɛri'] (military) a person who freely enlists for service.


  • man
  • serviceman
  • military personnel
  • volunteer
  • military volunteer


  • civilian
  • unaware
  • undue
  • paid

3. voluntary

noun. ['ˈvɑːləntɛri'] composition (often improvised) for a solo instrument (especially solo organ) and not a regular part of a religious service or musical performance.


  • solo


  • asleep
  • insensible