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spontaneous

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Etymology

Late Latin spontaneus, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] sponte (sua) (of one's free will, voluntarily).

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
spontaneous

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  1. Self generated; happening without any apparent external cause.
    He made a spontaneous offer of help.
  2. Done by one's own free choice, or without planning.
  3. proceeding from natural feeling or native tendency without external constraint
  4. arising from a momentary impulse
  5. controlled and directed internally : self-active : spontaneous movement characteristic of living things
  6. produced without being planted or without human labor : indigenous
  7. not apparently contrived or manipulated : natural
  8. Random.
  9. Sudden, without warning.

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