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Synonyms for automatic
ˌɔ təˈmæt ɪkau·to·mat·ic

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. automaticadjective

    A car with automatic transmission.

    I never learned to drive a stick. I can only drive an automatic.

    standard transmission, manual, stickshift, stick, manual transmission

  2. automaticadjective

    Done out of habit or without conscious thought.

    The reaction was automatic: flight!

    perfunctory, thoughtless, instinctive


English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. automatic

    That is spontaneous which is freely done, with no external compulsion and, in human actions, without special premeditation or distinct determination of the will; that is voluntary which is freely done with distinct act of will; that is involuntary which is independent of the will, and perhaps in opposition to it; a willing act is not only in accordance with will, but with desire. Thus voluntary and involuntary, which are antonyms of each other, are both partial synonyms of spontaneous. We speak of spontaneous generation, spontaneous combustion, spontaneous sympathy, an involuntary start, an unbidden tear, voluntary agreement, willing submission. A babe's smile in answer to that of its mother is spontaneous; the smile of a pouting child wheedled into good humor is involuntary. In physiology the action of the heart and lungs is called involuntary; the growth of the hair and nails is spontaneous; the action of swallowing is voluntary up to a certain point, beyond which it becomes involuntary or automatic. In the fullest sense of that which is not only without the will but distinctly in opposition to it, or compulsory, involuntary becomes an antonym, not only of voluntary but of spontaneous; as, involuntary servitude. A spontaneous outburst of applause is of necessity an act of volition, but so completely dependent on sympathetic impulse that it would seem frigid to call it voluntary, while to call it involuntary would imply some previous purpose or inclination not to applaud.

    free, impulsive, instinctive, involuntary, spontaneous, unbidden, voluntary, willing

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. automatic rifle, automatic, machine riflenoun

    light machine gun

    automatic rifle, machine rifle, automatic pistol

    nonmechanical, manual, voluntary, non-automatic, hand-operated

  2. automatic pistol, automaticadjective

    a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released

    machine rifle, automatic pistol, automatic rifle

    hand-operated, nonmechanical, non-automatic, voluntary, manual

  3. automaticadjective

    operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control

    "automatic transmission"; "a budget deficit that caused automatic spending cuts"

    machinelike, reflexive, automatonlike, robotlike, robotic, reflex(a)

    manual, voluntary, hand-operated, non-automatic, nonmechanical

  4. automatic, automatonlike, machinelike, robotlike, roboticadjective

    resembling the unthinking functioning of a machine

    "an automatic `thank you'"; "machinelike efficiency"

    machinelike, reflexive, automatonlike, robotlike, robotic, reflex(a)

    hand-operated, manual, non-automatic, nonmechanical, voluntary

  5. automatic, reflex(a), reflexiveadjective

    without volition or conscious control

    "the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light"; "a reflex knee jerk"; "sneezing is reflexive"

    manual, nonmechanical, voluntary, hand-operated, non-automatic

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Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  1. automaticadjective

    self-moving, self-acting

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. automaticadjective

    self-propelling, self-moving, involuntary, mechanical

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  1. Richard Logozzo:

    I go to the automatic reader and if it says not a winner, there’s a trash receptacle there and I drop it in.

  2. Southeastern Conference:

    I walked into one of the first( CFP) meetings when we were looking at the format and said, ‘ If we want to expand to eight teams for the playoff with no automatic bids, I ’ll have that conversation, ’ but moving to an eight-team playoff and granting what were going to be six automatic bids, reducing at-large access, is unwise.

  3. Timothy Snyder:

    A worry for the present and the future is that state collapse and global warming, separately or interacting, could end the exceptional period of peace to which we have grown accustomed, if we think that peace is automatic, we are likely to be complacent about the factors that bring it about.

  4. Alvin Bragg:

    We have a time where we have both violence rising and incarceration, and the goal is to simultaneously reduce both, i had a shooting on my block a month ago, I've had a knife to my neck, I've had a semi-automatic weapon to my head, I know these issues intimately. So what we are doing is not working, plain and simple and this is our path forward. This is how we reduce violent crime the most.

  5. Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault:

    It won't be automatic.

Translations for automatic

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  • неволен, автомат, машинален, автоматиченBulgarian
  • automàticCatalan, Valencian
  • automatickýCzech
  • hunanysgogolWelsh
  • automatikDanish
  • automatisch, Maschinen-German
  • αυτόματος, αυτόματοGreek
  • automático, semi-automáticaSpanish
  • خودکار, اتوماتیکPersian
  • automaattinen, sarjatuli-Finnish
  • semi-automatique, automatiqueFrench
  • sjálfvirkurIcelandic
  • automaticoItalian
  • אוטומטיHebrew
  • 自動的な, 自動なJapanese
  • ស្វ័យប្រវត្តKhmer
  • автоматтуу, айласыз, аргасыз, аңсыз, машинадай, өзүнөн өзү, өзү жүрүүчү, автоматтуу түрдө, эс катышпастан, адатынча, машиналуу түрдө, акылдан тыш, автоматтык, өзү кыймылдоочу, эрксиз, механикалыкKyrgyz
  • automateschLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • aunoaMāori
  • полуавтоматски пиштол, механички, автоматски, автоматско, автоматик, автоматскаMacedonian
  • automatikMalay
  • automatisch, mechanisch, gedachtenloos, automaatDutch
  • samoczynny, odruchowy, automatycznyPolish
  • automático, semi-automáticaPortuguese
  • automată, automatRomanian
  • механический, машинальный, автомат, автоматическийRussian
  • avtomatik, avtomatičen, avtomatskiSlovene
  • automatikAlbanian
  • automatiskSwedish
  • อัตโนมัติThai
  • tự nhiên, tự độngVietnamese

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