Definitions for spontaneousspɒnˈteɪ ni əs
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happening or arising without apparent external cause
"spontaneous laughter"; "spontaneous combustion"; "a spontaneous abortion"
ad-lib, spontaneous, unwritten(adj)
said or done without having been planned or written in advance
"he made a few ad-lib remarks"
Self generated; happening without any apparent external cause.
He made a spontaneous offer of help.
Done by one's own free choice, or without planning.
proceeding from natural feeling or native tendency without external constraint
arising from a momentary impulse
controlled and directed internally : self-active : spontaneous movement characteristic of living things
produced without being planted or without human labor : indigenous
not apparently contrived or manipulated : natural
Sudden, without warning.
Origin: spontaneus, from sponte.
proceding from natural feeling, temperament, or disposition, or from a native internal proneness, readiness, or tendency, without constraint; as, a spontaneous gift or proportion
proceeding from, or acting by, internal impulse, energy, or natural law, without external force; as, spontaneous motion; spontaneous growth
produced without being planted, or without human labor; as, a spontaneous growth of wood
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Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Renzi has not asked me to make any spontaneous gestures.
Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings.
Spontaneous kindness is to hipsters as high beams are to deer.
Meticulous planning will enable everything a man does to appear spontaneous.
Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
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- spontánní, impulzivníCzech
- خود جوش، داوطلبانه، ناگهانیPersian
- spontaani, yllättävä, impulsiivinen, äkillinen, luonnollinen, omaehtoinen, oma-aloitteinenFinnish
- volontaire, spontané, naturel, soudain, réflexe, indigène, endémique, impulsifFrench
- saor-thoileachScottish Gaelic
- spontan, plutseligNorwegian
- plutseleg, spontanNorwegian Nynorsk
- samorzutny, spontanicznyPolish
- спонта́нный, самопроизво́льный, доброво́льныйRussian
- ȉmpulzīvan, spȍntānSerbo-Croatian
- spontan, reflexmässigSwedish
- kendiliğinden, doğalTurkish
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