Definitions for spontaneousspɒnˈteɪ ni əs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
spon•ta•ne•ousspɒnˈteɪ ni əs(adj.)
coming or resulting from a natural impulse or tendency; without effort or premeditation.
(of a person) given to acting upon sudden impulses.
(of natural phenomena) arising from internal forces or causes.
growing naturally or without cultivation, as plants and fruits; indigenous.
Origin of spontaneous:
1650–60; < LL spontāneus= L spont(e) willingly +-āneus (-ān(us) -an1+-eus -eous )
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
spontaneous(adjective)ɒnˈteɪ ni əs
happening without any warning or planning
spontaneous applause; the spontaneity of the comedy; Police say the attack happened spontaneously.
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
Translations for spontaneous
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
said, done etc of one's own free will without pressure from others
His offer was quite spontaneous.
- espontâneoPortuguese (BR)
- خود به خودFarsi
- स्वैच्िछक, स्वेच्छितHindi
- sem geristán utanaðkomandi áhrifaIcelandic
- spontaniškas, savaimingasLithuanian
- spontāns; labprātīgsLatvian
- frivillig, uoppfordretNorwegian
- dobrovoľný, spontánnySlovak
- spontane, isteyerekTurkish
- 不由自主的，自然的Chinese (Trad.)
- мимовільний; спонтаннийUkrainian
- غیر ارادیUrdu
- tự phátVietnamese
- 自发的，自然的Chinese (Simp.)
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