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Definition of Involuntary

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

This is part of the involuntary bargain we make with the world just by being alive. We get to experiences the splendor of nature, the beauty of art, the balm of love and the sheer joy of existence, always with the knowledge that illness, injury, natural disaster, or pure evil can end it in an instant for ourselves or someone we love.
Jeff Greenfield

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

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

All emotion is involuntary when genuine.
Mark Twain

Eros is not tranquil - it gives us spikes of happiness rather than a constant feeling of wellbeing. It's the love we feel at the beginning of a love affair and corresponds to the expression 'falling in love' since it is as involuntary an impulse as a physical fall.
Francois Lelord
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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