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unwilled

[ uhn-wild ]
/ ʌnˈwɪld /
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adjective
not willed; involuntary; unintentional: an unwilled accident.
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Origin of unwilled

First recorded in 1530–40; un-1 + willed
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How to use unwilled in a sentence

  • 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
  • She wriggled her legs and hips against him in small, almost unwilled movements.

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

    Aaron's Rod|D. H. Lawrence

British Dictionary definitions for unwilled

unwilled
/ (ʌnˈwɪld) /

adjective
not intentional; involuntary
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