noun, plural spon·ta·ne·i·ties.
- spontaneous abortion,
- spontaneous amputation,
- spontaneous combustion,
- spontaneous gangrene of newborn
Origin of spontaneity
Examples from the Web for spontaneity
One gets the feeling that Mitchum misses not only the spontaneity but the fun his generation had.The Stacks: Mr. Bad Taste and Trouble Himself: Robert Mitchum|Robert Ward|July 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was an endearingness to the spontaneity of it all, but also a palpable stress accompanying the frenzy.The YouTube Music Awards Were Alarmingly Strange and Epically Cool|Kevin Fallon|November 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Ibrahim vaulted to the forefront of a movement generated in large part by social media, which thrives on emotion and spontaneity.A Human Rights Icon’s Ugly Side: Samira Ibrahim’s Hateful Tweets|Eleanor Clift|March 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Spontaneity should, like a sort of fog, already envelop those pages that you will write the next day.
Diana could not spend a day without calculating how she was going to get through it and never lived with any spontaneity.Naomi Watts on ‘The Impossible,’ Personal Tragedy, and Playing Princess Diana|Marlow Stern|December 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
What is written while it is fresh has a vitality, a spontaneity which nothing can have that is recalled and set down later.Talks on Writing English|Arlo Bates
Spontaneity is not apt to be discriminating, and the emotions are not safe guides to worldly distinction.The Women of the French Salons|Amelia Gere Mason
It is this spontaneity of thought which gives birth to religion.Christianity and Greek Philosophy|Benjamin Franklin Cocker
Spontaneity and reflection are the two modes in which the spirit manifests its activity.
But in all this freedom and variety, spontaneity must not run into obtrusiveness, and variety must be saved from disorder.