unconstraint, abandon, spontaneity can all denote the free and uninhibited expression of one's thoughts or feelings or the quality of mood or style resulting from a free yielding to impulse.
Unconstraint is the most general term and may be used in place of either of the others, though it is less positive in its implication

the old red blood and stainless gentility of great poets will be proved by their unconstraintWhitman

Abandon adds to unconstraint the implication either of entire loss of self- control

weep with abandon

or of the absence or impotence of any influence hampering free, full, or natural expression of feeling

had the fire and abandon that alone can arouse audiences to fever pitch— Copland


jazz is the passion of movement, excitement, abandon, sex— Overstreet

Spontaneity suggests an unstudied naturalness and agreeable freshness of expression or manner; sometimes it connotes lack of deliberation and obedience to the impulse of the moment

Keats' letters . . . have a deceptive spontaneity which invites the mind to pass over them . . . without pausing to penetrate below the surface— Murry

Analogous words: spontaneousness, impulsiveness, instinctiveness (see corresponding adjectives at SPONTANEOUS): naturalness, simplicity, unsophistication, ingenuousness, naiveté (see corresponding adjectives at NATURAL)

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