Definition of involuntary in English:

involuntary

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈvɒlənt(ə)ri
 
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adjective

Derivatives

involuntarily

adverb
More example sentences
  • For the next four days I involuntarily ducked whenever I heard one of those damn birds.
  • I was angry, bitter, upset, my stomach was tense, and my fingernails were involuntarily digging into my palms.
  • She sees me flinch involuntarily at the sound of Bertolt's name.

involuntariness

noun
More example sentences
  • He stated that the Stanford scales were lacking because they did not directly measure the involuntariness of a subject's behavioral responses during the routine scale administration.
  • Sexual orientation's involuntariness, which is largely beyond dispute, is separate from its origin, which is still controversial, even among sympathetic scientists.
  • The Crown, of course, can negative involuntariness, prove that it was a willed act, without establishing that there was in fact an intention to kill, without proving murder.

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