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Definition of Involuntary


  1. Not having will or the power of choice.
  2. Not under the influence or control of the will; not voluntary; as, the involuntary movements of the body; involuntary muscle fibers.
  3. Not proceeding from choice; done unwillingly; reluctant; compulsory; as, involuntary submission.

Involuntary Quotations

All emotion is involuntary when genuine.
Mark Twain

Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions; desire causes our voluntary acts, force our involuntary.
Blaise Pascal

Concupiscence and force are the source of all our actions; concupiscence causes voluntary actions, force involuntary ones.
Blaise Pascal

Verbs allow you to communicate a story in a much more converged or involuntary way for a reader. The verbs allow you to come in under the radar, below people's defenses.
Chuck Palahniuk

Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will, any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more interesting than any romance, however passionate.
W. H. Auden
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Involuntary Translations

involuntary in German is unfreiwillig
involuntary in Norwegian is ufrivillig
involuntary in Spanish is involuntario
involuntary in Swedish is ofrivillig

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