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Synonyms for spontaneous
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spontaneous, self-generated(adj)

    happening or arising without apparent external cause

    "spontaneous laughter"; "spontaneous combustion"; "a spontaneous abortion"

    Synonyms:
    ad-lib, self-produced, self-generated, unwritten

    Antonyms:
    written, induced, scripted, evoked, iatrogenic, elicited

  2. ad-lib, spontaneous, unwritten(adj)

    said or done without having been planned or written in advance

    "he made a few ad-lib remarks"

    Synonyms:
    unwritten, unrehearsed, ad-lib, oral, off-the-cuff, extemporaneous, extempore, self-generated, offhand, extemporary, impromptu, offhanded

    Antonyms:
    elicited, scripted, evoked, written, iatrogenic, induced

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. spontaneous

    That is spontaneous which is freely done, with no external compulsion and, in human actions, without special premeditation or distinct determination of the will; that is voluntary which is freely done with distinct act of will; that is involuntary which is independent of the will, and perhaps in opposition to it; a willing act is not only in accordance with will, but with desire. Thus voluntary and involuntary, which are antonyms of each other, are both partial synonyms of spontaneous. We speak of spontaneous generation, spontaneous combustion, spontaneous sympathy, an involuntary start, an unbidden tear, voluntary agreement, willing submission. A babe's smile in answer to that of its mother is spontaneous; the smile of a pouting child wheedled into good humor is involuntary. In physiology the action of the heart and lungs is called involuntary; the growth of the hair and nails is spontaneous; the action of swallowing is voluntary up to a certain point, beyond which it becomes involuntary or automatic. In the fullest sense of that which is not only without the will but distinctly in opposition to it, or compulsory, involuntary becomes an antonym, not only of voluntary but of spontaneous; as, involuntary servitude. A spontaneous outburst of applause is of necessity an act of volition, but so completely dependent on sympathetic impulse that it would seem frigid to call it voluntary, while to call it involuntary would imply some previous purpose or inclination not to applaud.

    Synonyms:
    automatic, free, impulsive, instinctive, involuntary, unbidden, voluntary, willing

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. spontaneous

    Synonyms:
    voluntary, self-generated, self-originated, self-evolved, willing, unbidden, gratuitous

    Antonyms:
    involuntary, imposed, compulsionary, unwilling, necessitated, coercive

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. spontaneous(a.)

    Synonyms:
    voluntary, instinctive, uncompelled, unbidden, unconstrained, willing, gratuitous, free, of one's own accord

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. spontaneous(a)

    Synonyms:
    instinctive, voluntary, impulsive, unforced

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#42free
#1950oral
#2785automatic
#3912willing
#5512voluntary
#13632spontaneous
#16612unsolicited
#22716involuntary
#35079unwritten
#37257impromptu
#39008gratuitous
#40416impulsive
#47195instinctive
#63934unaided
#74451offhand
#128118extemporaneous
#140105unbidden
#188637unprompted
#212713unrehearsed
#263939extempore

How to use spontaneous in a sentence?

  1. Jennifer Lopez:

    It was our little anniversary, so it was a special night. I kept thinking Oh, GodFebruary 3 ! Thats our day. Oh, my God ! Its been a year. It was more spontaneous than anything else. It wasnt too planned. I thought about it, and I thought, Maybe Ill do it ; maybe I wont, but it was a great show, in general, and... I dont know. We felt really good.

  2. Cristian Ritondo:

    We wanted to thank you in person for that gesture of spontaneous love that managed to calm the baby’s cry. That’s the type of police we’re proud of, the police we want.

  3. Prosecutor Catherine Seppey:

    There are two hypotheses. The first is that several skiers set off the avalanche. The second hypothesis is it was a spontaneous avalanche due to climatic conditions, and in that case it will be a question of determining responsibilities and problems of security.

  4. Duncan Dickson:

    To me, one of the joys in visiting a theme park is the spontaneity of the visit, if all of the attractions are booked up with virtual queuing it takes the spontaneous aspect away.

  5. Christopher Lloyd:

    It was love at first sight, everything just happened so easily with Michael. He has a comic flair, very spontaneous, had wonderful energy. It just all came through. And the chemistry we had between each other -- I felt we never had to work for it. It simply existed.


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