unvolitional

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un- +‎ volitional

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unvolitional (comparative more unvolitional, superlative most unvolitional)

  1. Not volitional; not intentional.
    • 1884, Henry Edward Krehbiel, Notes on the Cultivation of Choral Music and the Oratorio Society of New York, New York: Edward Schuberth, Chapter 3, p. 30,[1]
      The sigh and moan that speak of sorrow; the ringing shout that publishes joy—these must have been as unvolitional in primitive man as they are in us.
    • 1980, Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers, Penguin, 1981, Chapter 32, p. 207,
      [] Tom’s cough was revealed as clearly unvolitional []

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