spontaneity

noun
spon·​ta·​ne·​i·​ty | \ ˌspän-tə-ˈnē-ə-tē How to pronounce spontaneity (audio) , -ˈnā- How to pronounce spontaneity (audio) \

Definition of spontaneity

1 : the quality or state of being spontaneous
2 : voluntary or undetermined action or movement also : its source

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Examples of spontaneity in a Sentence

the spontaneity of their behavior the couple sacrificed some of the spontaneity in their lives when they had a baby

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There’s no pretense of spontaneity here; the posing is deliberate and at times surreal. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "“It’s Called Ffasiwn” Is a Photography Exhibition That Challenges Assumptions About Status and Style," 25 Mar. 2019 Her spontaneity seems to be the inspiration behind Fenty’s latest gift set, called Rihanna’s Mystery Surprise. Tess Garcia, Teen Vogue, "Rihanna Is Signing 20 Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Palettes," 15 Dec. 2018 Get her a gift that supports her spontaneity or anything around exploring new places. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "Home Gift Ideas for Every Star Sign," 27 Nov. 2018 People with Aries Venus adore flirtatious romances that are defined by physical touch, exciting spontaneity, and (of course) some playful bickering to keep the flame burning. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What the Position of Venus in Your Birth Chart Means for You," 31 July 2018 However, the resulting film, made in association with Pepsi and directed by Charles Stone III, falls into a disappointingly formulaic lull for large stretches, squeezing all spontaneity from the proceedings. Jocelyn Noveck, Detroit Free Press, "Review: ‘Uncle Drew’ has a predictable game plan," 28 June 2018 Human consciousness can partly grasp but cannot fully master this spontaneity. Gabriel Winant, The New Republic, "Barbara Ehrenreich’s radical critique of wellness and self-improvement," 23 May 2018 Many sequences are cleverly conceived and handsomely staged, with sweet animated characters, as before—a bathtub fantasy, above and below bath water; an extravaganza set in a Royal Doulton world—yet explosions of spontaneity are few and far between. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Review: Hard Medicine to Swallow," 20 Dec. 2018 There is no rehearsal before each podcast and thus is there a delightful spontaneity to the proceedings. Rick Kogan, chicagotribune.com, "His dad wrote a porno. His 'Porno' podcast is a huge hit and is coming to the Chicage Theatre.," 2 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of spontaneity

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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spontaneity

noun

English Language Learners Definition of spontaneity

: the quality or state of being spontaneous

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