HyperDic: spontaneous

English > 2 senses of the word spontaneous:
ADJECTIVEallspontaneous, self-generatedhappening / happening or arising without apparent external cause
allspontaneous, ad-lib, unwrittensaid or done without having been planned or written in advance
spontaneous > pronunciation
Soundsspaantey'niyahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > spontaneous: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaninghappening / happening or arising without apparent external cause.
Examples
  • "spontaneous laughter"
  • "spontaneous combustion"
  • "a spontaneous abortion"
Synonymself-generated
Narrowerimpulsive, unpromptedproceeding from natural feeling or impulse without external stimulus
intuitiveSpontaneously derived from or prompted by a natural tendency
natural, instinctiveunthinking
OppositeinducedBrought about or caused
Spanishespontáneo
Catalanespontani
Nounsspontaneitythe quality of being spontaneous and coming from natural feelings without constraint
Adverbsspontaneouslyin a spontaneous manner
English > spontaneous: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningsaid or done without having been planned or written in advance.
Synonymsad-lib, unwritten
Broaderunscriptednot furnished with or using a script
Nounsspontaneousnessthe quality of being spontaneous and coming from natural feelings without constraint

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