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English definition of “spontaneous”


adjective     /spɒnˈteɪ.ni.əs/ US  /spɑːn-/
happening or done in a natural, often sudden way, without any planning or without being forced: His jokes seemed spontaneous, but were in fact carefully prepared beforehand.approving She's such a spontaneous, lively woman.Not expected or planned spontaneity     /ˌspɒn.təˈneɪ.ɪ.ti/ US  /ˌspɑːn.t̬əˈneɪ.ə.t̬i/ noun [U] approving The script has a refreshing spontaneity and sparkle.Not expected or planned spontaneously     /-li/ adverb The liquid spontaneously ignited.Not expected or planned
(Definition of spontaneous adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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