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unwilled

[uhn-wild] /ʌnˈwɪld/
adjective
1.
not willed; involuntary; unintentional:
an unwilled accident.
Origin of unwilled
1530-1540
First recorded in 1530-40; un-1 + willed
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  • "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

    Antoinette Abernethy Lamoreaux
British Dictionary definitions for unwilled

unwilled

/ʌnˈwɪld/
adjective
1.
not intentional; involuntary
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