Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun voluntary

2 senses of voluntary

Sense 1
volunteer, military volunteer, voluntary -- ((military) a person who freely enlists for service)
       => serviceman, military man, man, military personnel -- (someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force; "two men stood sentry duty")

Sense 2
voluntary -- (composition (often improvised) for a solo instrument (especially solo organ) and not a regular part of a religious service or musical performance)
       => solo -- (a musical composition for one voice or instrument (with or without accompaniment))

Antonyms of adj voluntary

2 senses of voluntary

Sense 1
voluntary (vs. involuntary) -- (of your own free will or design; done by choice; not forced or compelled; "man is a voluntary agent"; "participation was voluntary"; "voluntary manslaughter"; "voluntary generosity in times of disaster"; "voluntary social workers"; "a voluntary confession")

involuntary (vs. voluntary), nonvoluntary, unvoluntary -- (not subject to the control of the will; "involuntary manslaughter"; "involuntary servitude"; "an involuntary shudder"; "It (becoming a hero) was involuntary. They sank my boat"- John F.Kennedy)
        => driven, goaded -- (compelled forcibly by an outside agency; "mobs goaded by blind hatred")
        => forced -- (forced or compelled; "promised to abolish forced labor")
        => unconscious -- (without conscious volition)
        => unwilled -- (without deliberate volition)
        => unwilling -- (in spite of contrary volition)

Sense 2
voluntary (vs. involuntary) -- (controlled by individual volition; "voluntary motions"; "voluntary muscles")

involuntary (vs. voluntary) -- (controlled by the autonomic nervous system; without conscious control; "involuntary muscles"; "gave an involuntary start")
        => automatic, reflex (prenominal), reflexive -- (without volition or conscious control; "the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light"; "a reflex knee jerk"; "sneezing is reflexive")
        => autonomic -- (relating to or controlled by the autonomic nervous system; "autonomic reflexes")
        => vegetative -- (relating to involuntary bodily functions; "vegetative functions such as digestion or growth or circulation")

Similarity of adj voluntary

2 senses of voluntary

Sense 1
voluntary (vs. involuntary) -- (of your own free will or design; done by choice; not forced or compelled; "man is a voluntary agent"; "participation was voluntary"; "voluntary manslaughter"; "voluntary generosity in times of disaster"; "voluntary social workers"; "a voluntary confession")
       => willful, wilful -- (done by design; "the insult was intentional"; "willful disobedience")
       => freewill -- (done of your own accord; "a freewill offering")
       => self-imposed -- (voluntarily assumed or endured; "self-imposed exile")
       => uncoerced, unforced, willing -- (not brought about by coercion or force; "the confession was uncoerced")
       => unpaid, volunteer (prenominal) -- (without payment; "the soup kitchen was run primarily by unpaid helpers"; "a volunteer fire department")
          Also See-> conscious#2; willing#1; intended#1

Sense 2
voluntary (vs. involuntary) -- (controlled by individual volition; "voluntary motions"; "voluntary muscles")

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