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Synonyms for spontaneous
spɒnˈteɪ ni əsspon·ta·neous

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. spontaneous, self-generatedadjective

    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, unwrittenadjective

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. spontaneousadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. spontaneousadjective

    Synonyms:
    instinctive, voluntary, impulsive, unforced

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#188637unprompted
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How to use spontaneous in a sentence?

  1. Dan Medina:

    I hope by showing that something we did spontaneous and the right way can lead to something further.

  2. European Council:

    In the East, we see the rise of those capable of controlling everyone's behavior, and in the West we've seen the rise of an uncontrolled, spontaneous empire, our children are dependent on the internet and everyday will become more dependent on it.

  3. Katy Gough:

    It was the most spontaneous decision I have ever made in my entire life, i decided to do a small video about my tics soon after being diagnosed.

  4. Marcie Bockbrader:

    Theoretically it seems possible, but until we test… we just don’t know, [After a year] the spontaneous recovery period from stroke is essentially over, so if we could reinstitute a state of being more receptive through therapies to drive plasticity, that would improve function and drive recovery.

  5. Jean Jullien:

    It was the most spontaneous thing. I heard the news on the radio, and I had this heartfelt reaction. I wanted to draw something that could symbolize peace and solidarity, and I wanted something with the context of Paris.


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