Given freely; unearned.
Not called for by the circumstances; uncalled-for; without reason, cause, or proof; adopted or asserted without any good ground; unjustified.
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"a gratuitous insult"
complimentary, costless, free, gratis(p), gratuitousadjective
"complimentary tickets"; "free admission"
gratuitous, needless, uncalled-foradjective
unnecessary and unwarranted
"a strikers' tent camp...was burned with needless loss of life"
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How to use gratuitous in a sentence?
You never see animals going through the absurd and often horrible fooleries of magic and religion. Only man behaves with such gratuitous folly. It is the price he has to pay for being intelligent but now, as yet, intelligent enough.
It’s way better with fans, that’s just not a gratuitous comment, it’s for real. It helps you generate competitiveness. It makes everything more enjoyable. Players react to it. So, having fans is fantastic. No pun intended.
In so many films and TV shows we see gratuitous female nudity, and that’s not OK… It’s OK, but it’s not fair to actresses and it’s not fair to actors because we want to be naked, too.
It’s very gratuitous, and although I’m not religious, I can see why some would see it as sacrilegious, it could have been done in a different way.
In my view, all of the incidents shown in this video require independent investigation and most of them are likely to merit prosecution, clearly gratuitous infliction of severe pain and suffering … constitutes a grave violation of human dignity and of the universal code of conduct for law enforcement officials.
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- gratis, nutzlos, kostenlos, überflüssig, unnötigGerman
- ansaitsematon, ilmainen, pyyteetön, aiheeton, vastikkeeton, perusteeton, tarpeetonFinnish
- fölösleges, indokolatlanHungarian
- gratis, kosteloos, gratuit, ongegrondDutch
- бесплатный, необоснованный, беспричинный, незаслуженный, безвозмездныйRussian
- omotiverad, oförtjänt, onödig, oberättigad, meningslös, opåkallad, ogrundadSwedish
- gereksiz, ücretsiz, lüzumsuz, fuzuliTurkish
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