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Definitions for spontaneity
ˌspɒn təˈni ɪ ti, -ˈneɪ-spon·tane·ity

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spontaneity, spontaneousnessnoun

    the quality of being spontaneous and coming from natural feelings without constraint

    "the spontaneity of his laughter"


  1. spontaneitynoun

    The quality of being spontaneous.

  2. spontaneitynoun

    Spontaneous behaviour.

  3. Etymology: Compare to French.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Spontaneitynoun

    Voluntariness; willingness; accord uncompelled.

    Etymology: spontaneitas, school Lat. spontaneite, Fr. from spontaneous.

    Necessity and spontaneity may sometimes meet together, so may spontaneity and liberty; but real necessity and true liberty can never. John Bramhall, against Hobbs.

    Strict necessity they simple call;
    It so binds the will, that things foreknown
    By spontaneity not choice are done. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spontaneitynoun

    the quality or state of being spontaneous, or acting from native feeling, proneness, or temperament, without constraint or external force

  2. Spontaneitynoun

    the tendency to undergo change, characteristic of both animal and vegetable organisms, and not restrained or cheked by the environment

  3. Spontaneitynoun

    the tendency to activity of muscular tissue, including the voluntary muscles, when in a state of healthful vigor and refreshment

  4. Etymology: [Cf. F. spontanit.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spontaneity in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spontaneity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of spontaneity in a Sentence

  1. Sean Bean:

    It would spoil the spontaneity.

  2. Duncan Dickson:

    To me, one of the joys in visiting a theme park is the spontaneity of the visit, if all of the attractions are booked up with virtual queuing it takes the spontaneous aspect away.

  3. Carolyn Harris:

    Her entire life will be scheduled well in advance, that reduces the scope for spontaneity.

  4. Henri-Frederic Amiel:

    Analysis kills spontaneity.

  5. Paul Petersik:

    I will get a snowmobile to travel beyond this settlement, i love spontaneity with the outdoors and Longyearbyen is a dream travel launchpad.

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