involuntary

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From in- +‎ voluntary, from Late Latin involontarius, from in + volontarius.

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involuntary (comparative more involuntary, superlative most involuntary)

  1. Without intention; unintentional.
    He involuntarily overheard the conversation.
  2. Not voluntary or willing; contrary or opposed to explicit will or desire; unwilling.
    He found himself the involuntary witness in the trial.

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