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 of unwilled

  • "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



not intentional; involuntary
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