Definitions for spontaneous
spɒnˈteɪ ni əsspon·ta·neous
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word spontaneous.
happening or arising without apparent external cause
"spontaneous laughter"; "spontaneous combustion"; "a spontaneous abortion"
ad-lib, spontaneous, unwrittenadjective
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.
Etymology: spontaneus, from sponte.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Voluntary; not compelled; acting without compulsion or restraint; acting of itself; acting of its own accord.
Etymology: spontanée, French; from sponte, Lat.
Many analogal motions in animals, though I cannot call them voluntary, yet I see them spontaneous: I have reason to conclude, that these are not simply mechanical. Matthew Hale.
They now came forth
Spontaneous; for within them spirit mov’d
Attendant on their lord. John Milton.
While John for nine-pins does declare,
And Roger loves to pitch the bar,
Both legs and arms spontaneous move,
Which was the thing I meant to prove. Matthew Prior.
Begin with sense, of ev’ry art the soul,
Parts answering parts shall slide into a whole;
Spontaneous beauties all around advance,
Start ev’n from difficulty, strike from chance,
Nature shall join you, time shall make it grow. Alexander Pope.
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
spon-tā′nē-us, adj. of one's free-will: involuntary: acting by its own impulse or natural law: produced of itself or without interference.—ns. Spontanē′ity, Spontā′neousness, the state or quality of being spontaneous.—adv. Spontā′neously.—Spontaneous combustion, a phenomenon that occasionally manifests itself in mineral and organic substances; Spontaneous generation, a term applied to the real or imaginary development of lowly organisms from non-living matter. [L. spontaneus—sponte, of one's own accord.]
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'spontaneous' in Adjectives Frequency: #1023
The numerical value of spontaneous in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of spontaneous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
R&B and all that stuff was always very spare and spontaneous. Nobody made those records under solid gold situations. It was just in and out, and you didn't labor over the thing. I like music like that.
The pastoral council talked about reaching out to people at this difficult time and as we talked, this idea evolved. It was all quite spontaneous, there were huge crowds, it was a moving turnout. I've never received such a torrent of messages as I have this evening, people deeply appreciative and feeling connected to one another, despite all of the distancing.
We are all born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society.
With increasing age, the chances for spontaneous conception decrease and the chance of developing a fibroid increases, if you have a fibroid, that does not automatically mean that getting pregnant spontaneously is impossible.
Meticulous planning will enable everything a man does to appear spontaneous.
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- spontánní, impulzivníCzech
- خود جوش، داوطلبانه، ناگهانیPersian
- luonnollinen, äkillinen, omaehtoinen, impulsiivinen, yllättävä, spontaani, oma-aloitteinenFinnish
- endémique, spontané, indigène, naturel, soudain, réflexe, impulsif, volontaireFrench
- saor-thoileachScottish Gaelic
- plutselig, spontanNorwegian
- plutseleg, spontanNorwegian Nynorsk
- spontaniczny, samorzutnyPolish
- спонта́нный, доброво́льный, самопроизво́льныйRussian
- ȉmpulzīvan, spȍntānSerbo-Croatian
- reflexmässig, spontanSwedish
- kendiliğinden, doğalTurkish
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