Spontaneous vs Controlled - What's the difference?

spontaneous | controlled |

As adjectives the difference between spontaneous and controlled

is that spontaneous is self-generated; happening without any apparent external cause while controlled is inhibited or restrained in one's words and actions.

As a verb controlled is





(en adjective)
  • Self-generated; happening without any apparent external cause.
  • He made a spontaneous offer of help.
  • Done by one's own free choice, or without planning.
  • proceeding from natural feeling or native tendency without external or conscious constraint
  • arising from a momentary impulse
  • controlled and directed internally; self-active; spontaneous movement characteristic of living things
  • produced without being planted or without human labor]]; [[endemic, indigenous
  • a spontaneous growth of wood
  • Random.
  • Sudden, without warning.
  • Synonyms

    * (self-generated) autonomous * (sense, done by one's own free choice) autonomous * autonomous

    Derived terms

    * spontaneousity




    (en adjective)
  • Inhibited or restrained in one's words and actions.
  • Derived terms



  • (control)
  • Derived terms

    * remote-controlled