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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

Gun control impinges upon the Second Amendment; involuntary commitment impinges upon the liberty clause of the Fifth Amendment; curbing 'entertainment' violence impinges upon First Amendment free speech. That's a lot of impingement, a lot of amendments. But there's no free lunch. Increasing public safety almost always means restricting liberties.
Charles Krauthammer

All emotion is involuntary when genuine.
Mark Twain

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

Laughter is involuntary. If it's funny you laugh.
Tom Lehrer

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