Synonyms for voluntary

Grammar : Adj
Spell : vol-uhn-ter-ee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈvɒl ənˌtɛr i

Top 10 synonyms for voluntary Other synonyms for the word voluntary

Définition of voluntary

Origin :
  • late 14c. (implied in voluntarily), from Latin voluntarius "of one's free will," from voluntas "will," from the ancient accusative singular present participle of velle "to wish" (see will (v.)). Originally of feelings, later also of actions (mid-15c.).
  • adj willing
Example sentences :
  • For what is meant by liberty, when applied to voluntary actions?
  • Extract from : « An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding » by David Hume
  • In so far as actions are voluntary, the doctrine is self-evident.
  • Extract from : « Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle » by H. N. Brailsford
  • A sick bed's a hard place for one who has no kind and voluntary attention.
  • Extract from : « The Elm Tree Tales » by F. Irene Burge Smith
  • Some actions are intermediate between the voluntary and involuntary.
  • Extract from : « Laws » by Plato
  • Homicides may be divided into voluntary and involuntary: and first of involuntary homicide.
  • Extract from : « Laws » by Plato
  • Now the voluntary cannot be the involuntary; and if you two come to me and say, 'Then shall we legislate for our city?'
  • Extract from : « Laws » by Plato
  • Jeter wondered whether their adherence to Sitsumi were voluntary or forced.
  • Extract from : « Lords of the Stratosphere » by Arthur J. Burks
  • Hugh saw her out; the church was now empty, and the voluntary was done.
  • Extract from : « A Son of Hagar » by Sir Hall Caine
  • Next Sunday, in the midst of a voluntary, the organ stopped all at once.
  • Extract from : « The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; » by Various
  • City after city was taken, some by force and some by voluntary surrender.
  • Extract from : « Hellenica » by Xenophon

Antonyms for voluntary

Based on : - - - Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019