Thesaurus

involuntary

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of involuntary

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

Synonyms for involuntary

Words Related to involuntary

Near Antonyms for involuntary

Antonyms for involuntary

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

Synonyms for involuntary

Words Related to involuntary

Near Antonyms for involuntary

Antonyms for involuntary

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about involuntary

Time Traveler for involuntary

Time Traveler

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

See more words from the same century

Cite this Entry

“Involuntary.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/involuntary. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on involuntary

Dictionary: Definition of involuntary

Medical Dictionary: Definition of involuntary

Spanish Central: Translation of involuntary

Nglish: Translation of involuntary for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of involuntary for Arabic Speakers

Comments on involuntary

What made you want to look up involuntary? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!