Origin of spontaneous
Synonyms for spontaneous
Antonyms for spontaneous
Related Words for spontaneouslyimmediately, unconsciously, automatically, impromptu, ad-lib, extemporaneously, impulsively
Examples from the Web for spontaneously
Contemporary Examples of spontaneously
The mayor was now spontaneously applauded when he walked down the street.The Resilient City: New York After 9/11
September 11, 2014
In medicine, Lazarus is the patient who, believed dead, spontaneously starts to circulate blood.
In medicine, a ‘Lazarus patient’ is one who spontaneously starts circulating blood.
Devastated, she climbed with feral intensity, hoping the baby might spontaneously abort.Breaking Mount Everest’s Glass Ceiling
Amanda Padoan, Peter Zuckerman
March 30, 2014
Malaysia admitted lithium-ion batteries that have spontaneously exploded on other flights were being carried on the missing plane.Was MH370 Carrying Killer Cargo?
March 21, 2014
Historical Examples of spontaneously
Here all the varieties of his studies come into play, as it were, spontaneously.Cleveland Past and Present
I offer the suggestion generously, freely, and spontaneously.Nuts and Nutcrackers
Charles James Lever
What he said came from him spontaneously, without any previous arrangement.The Genius
Margaret Horton Potter
And Desmond was writing again now; fitfully but spontaneously, as of old.Captain Desmond, V.C.
He did spontaneously the things that lesser men do at behest of their press-agents.The Orchard of Tears
Word Origin for spontaneous
1650s, from Late Latin spontaneus "willing, of one's free will," from Latin (sua) sponte "of one's own accord, willingly;" of unknown origin. Related: Spontaneously. Earliest use is of persons and characters. Spontaneous combustion first attested 1795. Spontaneous generation (the phrase, not the event) attested from 1650s.