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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 for "gratuitous":

    free, unfounded, unprovoked, unjustified

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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

How to use gratuitous in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Nils Melzer:

    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.

  3. Danielle Sheypuk:

    If Kylie was known to be actively working to bring beautiful women with disabilities into the spotlight that she enjoys, I would say' Brava' ! if she were sharing the photo shoot with a model with a disability, it wouldn't seem as gratuitous and gimmicky as it does.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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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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