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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    free, unfounded, unprovoked, unjustified

How to pronounce gratuitous?

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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

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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