spontaneousness


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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:
Noun1.spontaneousness - the quality of being spontaneous and coming from natural feelings without constraint; "the spontaneity of his laughter"
naturalness - the quality of being natural or based on natural principles; "he accepted the naturalness of death"; "the spontaneous naturalness of his manner"
Translations
تِلقائِيَّه، عَفْوِيَّه
spontánnost
spontanitet
spontánnosť
kendiliğinden olma

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
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