Involuntariness
Involuntariness In*vol"un*ta*ri*ness, n. The quality or state of being involuntary; unwillingness; automatism. [1913 Webster]

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  • involuntariness — index happenstance, instinct Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • involuntariness — 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

  • involuntariness — noun the trait of being unwilling his unwillingness to cooperate vetoed every proposal I made in spite of our warnings he plowed ahead with the involuntariness of an automaton • Syn: ↑unwillingness • Ant: ↑willingness (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • involuntariness — noun see involuntary …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • involuntariness — See involuntarily. * * * …   Universalium

  • involuntariness — noun The state of being involuntary; unwillingness; automatism …   Wiktionary

  • involuntariness — in·vol·un·tar·i·ness || ɪn vÉ‘lÉ™nterɪ / vÉ’lÉ™ntrɪ n. quality of being involuntary; unwillingness; quality of being done unintentionally …   English contemporary dictionary

  • involuntariness — in·voluntariness …   English syllables

  • Necessity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Necessity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 involuntariness involuntariness Sgm: N 1 instinct instinct blind impulse Sgm: N 1 inborn proclivity inborn proclivity innate proclivity Sgm: N 1 native tendency native tendency… …   English dictionary for students

  • unwillingness — noun the trait of being unwilling (Freq. 3) his unwillingness to cooperate vetoed every proposal I made in spite of our warnings he plowed ahead with the involuntariness of an automaton • Syn: ↑involuntariness • Ant: ↑willingness …   Useful english dictionary

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