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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.spontaneously - in a spontaneous manner; "this shift occurs spontaneously"
2.spontaneously - without advance preparation; "he spoke ad lib"

spontaneously

adverb
1. voluntarily, freely, instinctively, impromptu, off the cuff (informal), on impulse, impulsively, in the heat of the moment, extempore, off your own bat, of your own accord, quite unprompted Her husband was never spontaneously warm or friendly towards us.
2. automatically, instinctively, involuntarily, unthinkingly These images surface spontaneously in dreams.

spontaneously

adverb
Of one's own free will:
Idioms: of one's own accord, on one's own volition.
Translations
بِتِلقائِيَّه، بِعَفْوِيَّه
z vlastní vůle
itsestäänspontaanisti
spontano
önkéntsaját jószántábólspontán módon
af sjálfsdáîum; ósjálfrátt
spontánne

spontaneously

[spɒnˈteɪnɪəslɪ] ADVespontáneamente

spontaneously

[spɒnˈteɪniəsli] advspontanément

spontaneously

advspontan; (= voluntarily also)von sich aus, von selbst; to combust spontaneouslysich selbst entzünden

spontaneously

[spɒnˈteɪnɪəslɪ] advspontaneamente

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
References in classic literature ?
A higher body shalt thou create, a first movement, a spontaneously rolling wheel--a creating one shalt thou create.
His words and actions flowed from him as evenly, inevitably, and spontaneously as fragrance exhales from a flower.
And here Grandfather took occasion to talk rather tediously about the nature and forms of government that established themselves, almost spontaneously, in Massachusetts and the other New England colonies.
It is true that Reginald had not in any degree grown cool towards me; but yet he has lately mentioned Frederica spontaneously and unnecessarily, and once said something in praise of her person.
That is it impossible to load the Columbiad, and that the pyroxyle will take fire spontaneously under the pressure of the projectile.
Then, besides other qualities, we must try to find a naturally well-proportioned and gracious mind, which will move spontaneously towards the true being of everything.
The roof was mended, a kitchen maid was found--a crony of the village elder's--hens were bought, the cows began giving milk, the garden hedge was stopped up with stakes, the carpenter made a mangle, hooks were put in the cupboards, and they ceased to burst open spontaneously, and an ironing-board covered with army cloth was placed across from the arm of a chair to the chest of drawers, and there was a smell of flatirons in the maids' room.
Once, I met him unexpectedly, about half-a-mile from my house, walking down the middle of a public street, attended by a pretty large crowd, and spontaneously exhibiting the whole of his accomplishments.
The latter was the eternal, living principle or soul in him; and in sleep, being for the time dissociated from the characterizing mind, which at other times employed it for its outer vehicle or agent, it spontaneously sought escape from the scorching contiguity of the frantic thing, of which, for the time, it was no longer an integral.
But then, as Herbert changed the bandages, more by the light of the fire than by the outer light, he went back to it spontaneously.
I, for instance, was triumphant over everyone; everyone, of course, was in dust and ashes, and was forced spontaneously to recognise my superiority, and I forgave them all.
It grows spontaneously, and absolutely covers the plains.

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