unvoluntary


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Related to unvoluntary: involuntarily, involuntary

unvoluntary

adjective Referring to a movement–eg, a motor tic, that relieves an unpleasant sensation; such movement may be  perceived by a Pt as voluntary, and is often, but not always, suppressible which, unlike other hyperkinetic movement disorders, can be suppressed for only very short durations, if at all
References in periodicals archive ?
the Mexica knew that all humans, unequal as they might be in human arrangements, participated in the same desperate plight: ah unvoluntary debt to the earth deities, contracted through the ingestion of the (p.
Although the response rate is relatively low, we consider it acceptable given the sensitive nature of the questionnaire and the fact that an unknown percentage of our mailings went to managers who, due to voluntary or unvoluntary reasons left their firm after the merger.