spontaneity

[ spon-tuh-nee-i-tee, -ney- ]
/ ˌspɒn təˈni ɪ ti, -ˈneɪ- /

noun, plural spon·ta·ne·i·ties.

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

Nearby words

  1. sponson,
  2. sponsor,
  3. sponsored,
  4. sponsorial,
  5. sponsorship,
  6. spontaneous,
  7. spontaneous abortion,
  8. spontaneous amputation,
  9. spontaneous combustion,
  10. spontaneous gangrene of newborn

Origin of spontaneity

1645–55; < Late Latin spontāne(us) spontaneous + -ity

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British Dictionary definitions for spontaneity

spontaneity

/ (ˌspɒntəˈniːɪtɪ, -ˈneɪ-) /

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

spontaneity

n.

1650s; see spontaneous + -ity.

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