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involuntary

adjective

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1 not made or done willingly or by choice
  • my long stays on the sidelines during our football games were strictly involuntary

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3 forcing one's compliance or participation by or as if by law
  • the abolition of involuntary servitude by civilized society

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The first known use of involuntary was in the 15th century

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“Involuntary.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/involuntary. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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