[spon-tuh-nee-i-tee, -ney-]

noun, plural spon·ta·ne·i·ties.

the state, quality, or fact of being spontaneous.
spontaneous activity.
spontaneities, spontaneous impulses, movements, or actions.

Origin of spontaneity

1645–55; < Late Latin spontāne(us) spontaneous + -ity
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Related Words for spontaneity

whim, improvisation, will, impulse, tendency, inclination

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noun plural -ties

the state or quality of being spontaneous
(often plural) the exhibiting of actions, impulses, or behaviour that are stimulated by internal processes
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Word Origin and History for spontaneity

1650s; see spontaneous + -ity.

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