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spon·ta·ne·ous

 (spŏn-tā′nē-əs)
adj.
1. Happening or arising without apparent external cause; self-generated: a microorganism capable of spontaneous movement.
2. Arising from a natural inclination or impulse and not from forethought or prompting: spontaneous laughter; a spontaneous protest.
3. Unconstrained and unstudied in manner or behavior: a spontaneous personality.
4. Growing without cultivation or human labor: spontaneous vegetation.

[From Late Latin spontāneus, of one's own accord, from Latin sponte; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.]

spon·ta′ne·ous·ly adv.
spon·ta′ne·ous·ness n.

spontaneous

(spɒnˈteɪnɪəs)
adj
1. occurring, produced, or performed through natural processes without external influence: spontaneous movement.
2. arising from an unforced personal impulse; voluntary; unpremeditated: a spontaneous comment.
3. (Botany) (of plants) growing naturally; indigenous
[C17: from Late Latin spontāneus, from Latin sponte voluntarily]
sponˈtaneously adv
sponˈtaneousness n

spon•ta•ne•ous

(spɒnˈteɪ ni əs)

adj.
1. coming or resulting from a natural impulse or tendency; without effort or premeditation.
2. (of a person) given to acting upon sudden impulses.
3. (of natural phenomena) arising from internal forces or causes.
4. growing naturally or without cultivation, as plants and fruits; indigenous.
[1650–60; < Late Latin spontāneus= Latin spont(e) willingly + -āneus (-ān(us) -an1 + -eus -eous)]
spon•ta′ne•ous•ly, adv.
spon•ta′ne•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.spontaneous - happening or arising without apparent external cause; "spontaneous laughter"; "spontaneous combustion"; "a spontaneous abortion"
induced - brought about or caused; not spontaneous; "a case of steroid-induced weakness"
2.spontaneous - said or done without having been planned or written in advance; "he made a few ad-lib remarks"
unscripted - not furnished with or using a script; "unrehearsed and unscript spot interviews"; "unscripted talk shows"

spontaneous

spontaneous

adjective
1. Acting or happening without apparent forethought, prompting, or planning:
2. Done by one's own choice:
3. Unconstrained by rigid standards or ceremony:
Informal: laid-back.
Translations
طَبيعي، تِلقائيعَفْويعَفَوِيّ
dobrovolnýpřirozenýspontánní
spontan
spontaaniimpulsiivinen
spontanimpulzivan
spontán
óòvingaîursem gerist án utanaîkomandi áhrifa
自発的な
자발적인
betarpiškasbetarpiškumassavaimingassavaimingumasspontaniškai
brīvslabprātīgspatvaļīgsspontāns
spontan
spontan
ซึ่งกระทำเองโดยทันที
tự phát

spontaneous

[spɒnˈteɪnɪəs] ADJespontáneo
spontaneous combustioncombustión f espontánea

spontaneous

[spɒnˈteɪniəs] adjspontané(e)spontaneous combustion ncombustion f spontanée

spontaneous

adjspontan; styleungezwungen

spontaneous

:
spontaneous abortion
spontaneous combustion
nSelbstentzündung f; spontaneous generationUrzeugung f, → Abiogenese f (spec)

spontaneous

[spɒnˈteɪnɪəs] adjspontaneo/a

spontaneous

(spənˈteiniəs) adjective
1. said, done etc of one's own free will without pressure from others. His offer was quite spontaneous.
2. natural; not forced. spontaneous behaviour.
sponˈtaneously adverb
sponˈtaneousness noun
spontaneity (spontəˈneiəti) , (spontəˈniːəti) noun

spontaneous

عَفَوِيّ spontánní spontan spontan αυθόρμητος espontáneo spontaani spontané spontan spontaneo 自発的な 자발적인 spontaan spontan spontaniczny espontâneo спонтанный spontan ซึ่งกระทำเองโดยทันที kendiliğinden tự phát 自发的

spon·ta·ne·ous

a. espontáneo-a.

spontaneous

adj espontáneo
References in classic literature ?
But when Le Renard raised his voice in a long and intelligible whoop, it was answered by a spontaneous yell from the mouth of every Indian within hearing of the sound.
It certainly had been very pleasant to enjoy the spontaneous and chivalrous homage of these men, with no further suggestion of recompense or responsibility than the permission to be worshipped; but beyond that she racked her brain in vain to recall any look or act that proclaimed the lover.
The life of the long and busy day--spent in occupations that might so easily have taken a squalid and ugly aspect--had been made pleasant, and even lovely, by the spontaneous grace with which these homely duties seemed to bloom out of her character; so that labor, while she dealt with it, had the easy and flexible charm of play.
You might almost say, that this strange uncompromisedness in him involved a sort of unintelligence; for in his numerous trades, he did not seem to work so much by reason or by instinct, or simply because he had been tutored to it, or by any intermixture of all these, even or uneven; but merely by a kind of deaf and dumb, spontaneous literal process.
Woodhouse would be alarmedshe had better go;"with most ready encouragement from her friend, therefore, she passed off through another doorand the moment she was gone, this was the spontaneous burst of Emma's feelings: "Oh God
Let me be able to fancy that a better knowledge of my heart, and of my present feelings, will draw from her a more spontaneous, more natural, more gentle, less dignified, forgiveness.
All in that region was fire and commotion; the soup and fish were in the last stage of projection, and the cook hung over her crucibles in a frame of mind and body threatening spontaneous combustion.
All this time, he lay upon his bed, the very core and centre of a blaze of ruddy light, which streamed upon it when the clock proclaimed the hour; and which, being only light, was more alarming than a dozen ghosts, as he was powerless to make out what it meant, or would be at; and was sometimes apprehensive that he might be at that very moment an interesting case of spontaneous combustion, without having the consolation of knowing it.
It was quite a wilderness, and there were old melon-frames and cucumber-frames in it, which seemed in their decline to have produced a spontaneous growth of weak attempts at pieces of old hats and boots, with now and then a weedy offshoot into the likeness of a battered saucepan.
About his Chariot numberless were pour'd Cherub and Seraph, Potentates and Thrones, And Vertues, winged Spirits, and Chariots wing'd, From the Armoury of God, where stand of old Myriads between two brazen Mountains lodg'd Against a solemn day, harnest at hand, Celestial Equipage; and now came forth Spontaneous, for within them Spirit livd, Attendant on thir Lord: Heav'n op'nd wide Her ever during Gates, Harmonious sound On golden Hinges moving, to let forth The King of Glorie in his powerful Word And Spirit coming to create new Worlds.
Again the outlaws arose, and paid the same rude and spontaneous homage to death, which they had so lately rendered to beauty the slow chant and mournful step of the priests brought back to their remembrance such of their comrades as had fallen in the yesterday's array.
some of whose curious tricks I have related in the first part of my Memoirs, I will only say that he redeemed by one spontaneous fine action all the worry which he had caused my dear friend and partner and, I am bound to say, myself.