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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"

Wiktionary

  1. spontaneitynoun

    The quality of being spontaneous.

    Etymology: Compare to French .

  2. spontaneitynoun

    Spontaneous behaviour.

    Etymology: Compare to French .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spontaneitynoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. spontanit.]

  2. Spontaneitynoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. spontanit.]

  3. Spontaneitynoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. spontanit.]

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Numerology

  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. Erik Pevernagie:

    Some abandon everything for the outward shell, in the interest of “glitter and looks”, let freeze themselves in artificial postures and renounce realness and sense of self, for the sake of fake appearances, which do not belong to their personality. They live through the eyes of others and cannot enjoy an individual life. Their pathetic fate is an impressive lack of authenticity, spontaneity, candidness, which is a unique key to an open-minded existence. ("Like a frozen image")

  2. Amy Levine:

    The idea of spontaneity is exciting, but if you want it and it's not happening, you have to plan for it.

  3. Henri-Frederic Amiel:

    Analysis kills spontaneity.

  4. Lewis Mumford:

    Unable to create a meaningful life for itself, the personality takes its own revenge: from the lower depths comes a regressive form of spontaneity: raw animality forms a counterpoise to the meaningless stimuli and the vicarious life to which the ordinary man is conditioned. Getting spiritual nourishment from this chaos of events, sensations, and devious interpretations is the equivalent of trying to pick through a garbage pile for food.

  5. Dorothea Brande:

    The author of genius does keep till his last breath the spontaneity, the ready sensitiveness, of a child, the "innocence of eye" that means so much to the painter, the ability to respond freshly and quickly to new scenes, and to old scenes as though they were new; to see traits and characteristics as though each were new-minted from the hand of God instead of sorting them quickly into dusty categories and pigeon-holing them without wonder or surprise; to feel situations so immediately and keenly that the word "trite" has hardly any meaning for him; and always to see "the correspondences between things" of which Aristotle spoke two thousand years ago.

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