Associations to the word «Involuntary»


INVOLUNTARY, adjective. Without intention; unintentional.
INVOLUNTARY, adjective. Not voluntary or willing; contrary or opposed to explicit will or desire; unwilling.
INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER, noun. Unlawful killing of a human being without malice aforethought, either express or implied, with the absence of intention.
INVOLUNTARY MUSCLE, noun. (muscle) Muscle that is not controlled by individual volition; cardiac muscle and smooth muscle.

Dictionary definition

INVOLUNTARY, adjective. 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.
INVOLUNTARY, adjective. Controlled by the autonomic nervous system; without conscious control; "involuntary muscles"; "gave an involuntary start".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats