unconstraint

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

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

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or of the absence or impotence of any influence hampering free, full, or natural expression of feeling
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had the fire and abandon that alone can arouse audiences to fever pitch— Copland

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

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

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

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