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  1. not willed; involuntary; unintentional: an unwilled accident.

Origin of unwilled

First recorded in 1530–40; un-1 + willed
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Examples from the Web for unwilled

Historical Examples

  • "Age cannot wither, nor custom stale—" To his instinctive, unwilled fancy, she was Cleopatra.

    Aaron's Rod

    D. H. Lawrence

  • In early infancy activity is entirely purposeless and unwilled, merely the instinctive movement of every part of the body.

    The Unfolding Life</p>

    Antoinette Abernethy Lamoreaux

British Dictionary definitions for unwilled


  1. not intentional; involuntary
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