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Spontaneous

Spon`ta´ne`ous   Pronunciation: spǒn`tā´nė`ŭs
a.1.Proceeding from natural feeling, temperament, or disposition, or from a native internal proneness, readiness, or tendency, without constraint; as, a spontaneous gift or proposition.
2.Proceeding from, or acting by, internal impulse, energy, or natural law, without external force; as, spontaneous motion; spontaneous growth.
3.Produced without being planted, or without human labor; as, a spontaneous growth of wood.
Spontaneous combustion
combustion produced in a substance by the evolution of heat through the chemical action of its own elements; as, the spontaneous combustion of waste matter saturated with oil.
Spontaneous generation
(Biol.) See under Generation.
Spontaneous joys, where nature has its play,
The soul adopts, and owns their firstborn away.
- Goldsmith.
Adj.1.spontaneous - happening or arising without apparent external cause; "spontaneous laughter"; "spontaneous combustion"; "a spontaneous abortion"
Synonyms: self-generated
Antonyms:
induced - brought about or caused; not spontaneous; "a case of steroid-induced weakness"
2.spontaneous - said or done without having been planned or written in advance; "he made a few ad-lib remarks"
Synonyms: ad-lib, unwritten
3.spontaneous - produced without being planted or without human labor; "wild strawberries"
Synonyms: wild
ad lib, arbitrary, automated, automatous, autonomous, bat, baton, billy, billy club, bludgeon, casual, club, cybernated, discretional, discretionary, elective, extempore, free, free will, gratuitous, gut, ill-advised, ill-considered, ill-devised, immediate, impetuous, impromptu, improvised, inadvertent, indeliberate, independent, inherent, innate, instinctual, involuntary, libidinal, mace, mechanical, nightstick, nonmandatory, off the cuff, offered, offhand, optional, proffered, reflex, reflexive, self-acting, self-active, self-adjusting, self-closing, self-controlled, self-cooking, self-determined, self-determining, self-directed, self-directing, self-dumping, self-governed, self-governing, self-lighting, self-operative, self-regulative, self-starting, self-winding, self-working, semiautomatic, simple, snap, spontoon, spur-of-the-moment, subliminal, truncheon, unadvised, unannounced, unasked, unbesought, unbidden, uncalculated, uncalled-for, uncoerced, uncompelled, unconscious, unconsidered, unconstrained, undeliberate, undeliberated, undesigned, unforced, unguarded, uninfluenced, unintended, unintentional, uninvited, unlearned, unmeditated, unplanned, unpremeditated, unprepared, unpressured, unprompted, unrehearsed, unrequested, unrequired, unsolicited, unsophisticated, unsought, unstudied, unthinking, unwilled, unwitting, volunteer, willful
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Spongy platinum
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Sponsions
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Sponsor
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Spontaneity
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spontaneous abortion
spontaneous combustion
spontaneous generation
spontaneously
spontaneousness
Spontoon
spoo
spoof
spoofing
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Spook
spookily
spooky
Spool
spool file
Spool stand
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