adv. in an unwilling manner, reluctantly; unconsciously, unintentionally; instinctively

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  • Involuntarily — In*vol un*ta*ri*ly, adv. [From {Involuntary}.] In an involuntary manner; not voluntarily; not intentionally or willingly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • involuntarily — index unwillingly Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • involuntarily — adverb In a involuntary manner; done without conscious thought. Her leg twitched involuntarily …   Wiktionary

  • involuntarily — adv. Involuntarily is used with these verbs: ↑clench, ↑shiver, ↑shudder, ↑stray, ↑tighten, ↑twitch …   Collocations dictionary

  • involuntarily — involuntary ► ADJECTIVE 1) done without conscious control. 2) (especially of muscles or nerves) concerned in bodily processes that are not under the control of the will. 3) done against someone s will. DERIVATIVES involuntarily adverb… …   English terms dictionary

  • involuntarily — adverb against your will he was involuntarily held against his will • Ant: ↑voluntarily • Derived from adjective: ↑involuntary …   Useful english dictionary

  • involuntarily — adverb see involuntary …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • involuntarily — See involuntary. * * * …   Universalium

  • involuntarily — Synonyms and related words: automatically, blindly, by reflex, carelessly, compulsively, heedlessly, inadvertently, inconsiderately, indeliberately, instinctively, malgre soi, mechanically, reflexively, thoughtlessly, unadvisedly, uncalculatedly …   Moby Thesaurus

  • involuntarily — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adverb Without regard to desire or inclination: helplessly, perforce, willy nilly. See WILLING …   English dictionary for students

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