1 happening or arising without apparent external cause; "spontaneous laughter"; "spontaneous combustion"; "a spontaneous abortion" [syn: self-generated] [ant: induced]
2 said or done without having been planned or written in advance; "he made a few ad-lib remarks" [syn: ad-lib, unwritten]
3 produced without being planted or without human labor; "wild strawberries" [syn: wild]
Etymologyspontaneus, from sponte of one's free will, voluntarily.
- Rhymes: -eɪniəs
- 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.
Self generated; happening without any apparent external cause
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
- Finnish: impulsiivinen
controlled and directed internally
produced without being planted or without human labor
not apparently contrived or manipulated
Sudden, without warning
Spontaneous means a self-generated event, typically requiring no outside influence or help.
The word spontaneous may also refer to:
spontaneous in German: Spontaneität
spontaneous in Russian: Спонтанность
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