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involuntariness

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being involuntary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being involuntary; unwillingness; automatism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of being involuntary; unwillingness; automatism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the trait of being unwilling

Etymologies

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involuntary +‎ -ness

Examples

  • The voluntary [1868] implies a certain definite action, and so-called involuntariness also implies a certain definite action.

    NPNF2-09. Hilary of Poitiers, John of Damascus

  • Again she tried to hold him, although, with equal involuntariness, her attempt was made in mild terms of resentment.

    CHAPTER VII

  • But in the latter case, when you are undergoing your own pain and suffering, there is an element of involuntariness, and because of the lack of control on your part, you feel weak and completely overwhelmed.

    Training the Mind: Verse 1

  • But in the latter case, when you are undergoing your own pain and suffering, there is an element of involuntariness, and because of the lack of control on your part, you feel weak and completely overwhelmed.

    Training the Mind: Verse 1

  • But in the latter case, when you are undergoing your own pain and suffering, there is an element of involuntariness, and because of the lack of control on your part, you feel weak and completely overwhelmed.

    Training the Mind: Verse 1

  • But in the latter case, when you are undergoing your own pain and suffering, there is an element of involuntariness, and because of the lack of control on your part, you feel weak and completely overwhelmed.

    Training the Mind: Verse 1

  • I answer that, Robbery and theft are sinful, as stated above AA. 4, 6, on account of the involuntariness on the part of the person from whom something is taken; yet so that in theft the involuntariness is due to ignorance, whereas in robbery it is due to violence.

    The Political Ideas of St. Thomas Aquinas

  • In these words the Socratic doctrine of the involuntariness of evil is clearly intended to be conveyed.

    The Apology

  • And the attribution of evil to physical causes accords with the doctrine which he maintains in the Laws respecting the involuntariness of vice.

    Timaeus

  • I think the tendency to conflate disability and illness focuses on the involuntariness.

    The joys of impairment

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