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Definitions of involuntary

  1. (physiology) controlled by the autonomic nervous system; without conscious control; "involuntary muscles"; "gave an involuntary start" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. controlled by the autonomic nervous system; without conscious control; "involuntary muscles"; "gave an involuntary start" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. Not having will or the power of choice. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Not under the influence or control of the will; not voluntary; as, the involuntary movements of the body; involuntary muscle fibers. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Not proceeding from choice; done unwillingly; reluctant; compulsory; as, involuntary submission. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Without will or choice. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Involuntarily. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. 1. Independent of the will, not volitional. 2. Contrary to the will. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  10. Not dependent on willpower. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  11. Not voluntary: not having the power of will or choice: not done willingly: not chosen. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. INVOLUNTARINESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Not having the power of will; not done intentionally. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Contrary to or independent of one's will. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Having no will or choice; unwilling; not by an act of will; not done willingly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. Not having will or choice; not proceeding from will or choice. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. Not under control of the will; certain plain unstriped muscles, as of the alimentary canal, and to their movements. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  18. [Latin] Not under control of will; appl. plain unstriped muscles, as of alimentary canal, and to their movements. na
  19. in-vol'un-tar-i, adj. not voluntary: not having the power of will or choice: not done willingly: not chosen.--adv. INVOL'UNTARILY.--n. INVOL'UNTARINESS. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  20. [Latin] Performed or worked independently of the will; as I. actions, I. muscle. na
  21. Done without exercise of the will, unintentional. Hence involuntarily adv., involuntariness n. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  22. Performed independently of the will. American pocket medical dictionary.
  23. Not having the power of choice; not chosen, not done willingly. Complete Dictionary
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