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Synonyms for gratuitous
grəˈtu ɪ təs, -ˈtyu-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gratuitous(adj)

    without cause

    "a gratuitous insult"

    Synonyms:
    complimentary, needless, costless, free, gratis(p), uncalled-for

    Antonyms:
    necessary, deserved, paid, merited

  2. complimentary, costless, free, gratis(p), gratuitous(adj)

    costing nothing

    "complimentary tickets"; "free admission"

    Antonyms:
    merited, paid, deserved, necessary

  3. gratuitous, needless, uncalled-for(adj)

    unnecessary and unwarranted

    "a strikers' tent camp...was burned with needless loss of life"

    Synonyms:
    complimentary, needless, costless, free, gratis(p), uncalled-for

    Antonyms:
    merited, deserved, necessary, paid

Wiktionary

  1. gratuitous(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    unfounded, unnecessary, baseless, unjustified, groundless

    Antonyms:
    onerous

  2. gratuitous(adjective)

    Given freely; unearned.

    Synonyms:
    unnecessary, unjustified, unfounded, baseless, groundless

    Antonyms:
    onerous

  3. gratuitous(adjective)

    Not called for by the circumstances; uncalled-for; without reason, cause, or proof; adopted or asserted without any good ground; unjustified.

    gratuitous violence

    Synonyms:
    unnecessary, unfounded, unjustified, groundless, baseless

    Antonyms:
    onerous

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. gratuitous

    Synonyms:
    free, uncompensated, voluntary, unwarranted, groundless, wanton, unnecessary, unsought

    Antonyms:
    compulsory, involuntary, obligatory, necessitated, warranted, well-founded

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. gratuitous(a.)

    Synonyms:
    voluntary, free, spontaneous, of one's own accord

  2. gratuitous(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unwarranted, unfounded, groundless, without proof

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. gratuitous(a)

    Synonyms:
    spontaneous, free, voluntary, unrepaid, unrequited, uncalled for, unwarranted, unfounded

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    free, unfounded, unprovoked, unjustified

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Words popularity by usage frequency

rankword
#42free
#5512voluntary
#9440complimentary
#9462unnecessary
#17350needless
#36686unfounded
#37717unwarranted
#39008gratuitous
#39191wanton
#40761unjustified
#60134baseless
#76501uncompensated
#78137unprovoked
#84338groundless
#151832costless
#247149unsought

How to use gratuitous in a sentence?

  1. Kevin Bacon:

    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.

  2. Amanda Seales:

    We deserve a break, and when I say 'we,' I mean all us black folks, watching the kneeling, the gratuitous Kente cloth, the 'I take responsibility' speeches and saying to ourselves, 'Wow. Y'all goofy.'.

  3. Steve Shaw:

    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.

  4. Aldous Huxley:

    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.

  5. Eduardo Fauzi:

    The act was beautiful and moral and purely reactive to another crime. Their video was, indeed, criminal and gratuitous. You dont play with Jesus Christs name, vandalizing the image of Jesus the way it was made is equivalent to a declaration of war against the Brazilian people.


Translations for gratuitous

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • gratis, nutzlos, unnötig, überflüssig, kostenlosGerman
  • gratuitoSpanish
  • ansaitsematon, ilmainen, aiheeton, tarpeeton, perusteeton, vastikkeeton, pyyteetönFinnish
  • gratuitFrench
  • अहेतुकHindi
  • indokolatlan, fölöslegesHungarian
  • gratis, gratuit, ongegrond, kosteloosDutch
  • беспричинный, безвозмездный, незаслуженный, бесплатный, необоснованныйRussian
  • ogrundad, onödig, oberättigad, oförtjänt, omotiverad, meningslös, opåkalladSwedish
  • lüzumsuz, fuzuli, gereksiz, ücretsizTurkish

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