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- 1. involuntary (vs. voluntary), nonvoluntary, unvoluntary, driven, goaded, forced, unconscious, unwilled, unwilling, unconscious, unwilling
- usage: 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
- 2. involuntary (vs. voluntary), automatic, reflex(prenominal), reflexive, autonomic, vegetative
- usage: controlled by the autonomic nervous system; without conscious control; "involuntary muscles"; "gave an involuntary start"
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