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- Hyphenation: spon‧ta‧ne‧ous
- If something is spontaneous, it happens without any outside cause; nothing else makes it happen.
- He made a spontaneous offer to help the old lady cross the street.
- If something is spontaneous, it is random.
- If something is spontaneous, it happens suddenly; it happens without any warning.
- If someone does something in a spontaneous way, it is done of their own free will or without making any plan to do so.
- If something is spontaneous, it was made without being planted by humans; it is indigenous.
- (done of their own free will): unplanned
- (random): random
- (made without human work): indigenous