involuntary ADJECTIVE 1) done without conscious control. 2) (especially of muscles or nerves) concerned in bodily processes that are not under the control of the will. 3) done against someone's will.
DERIVATIVES involuntarily adverb involuntariness noun.

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  • Involuntarily — In*vol un*ta*ri*ly, adv. [From {Involuntary}.] In an involuntary manner; not voluntarily; not intentionally or willingly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • involuntarily — index unwillingly Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • involuntarily — adverb In a involuntary manner; done without conscious thought. Her leg twitched involuntarily …   Wiktionary

  • involuntarily — adv. Involuntarily is used with these verbs: ↑clench, ↑shiver, ↑shudder, ↑stray, ↑tighten, ↑twitch …   Collocations dictionary

  • involuntarily — adverb against your will he was involuntarily held against his will • Ant: ↑voluntarily • Derived from adjective: ↑involuntary …   Useful english dictionary

  • involuntarily — adverb see involuntary …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • involuntarily — See involuntary. * * * …   Universalium

  • involuntarily — Synonyms and related words: automatically, blindly, by reflex, carelessly, compulsively, heedlessly, inadvertently, inconsiderately, indeliberately, instinctively, malgre soi, mechanically, reflexively, thoughtlessly, unadvisedly, uncalculatedly …   Moby Thesaurus

  • involuntarily — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adverb Without regard to desire or inclination: helplessly, perforce, willy nilly. See WILLING …   English dictionary for students

  • involuntarily — adv. in an unwilling manner, reluctantly; unconsciously, unintentionally; instinctively …   English contemporary dictionary

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