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Synonyms for gratuitous
grəˈtu ɪ təs, -ˈtyu-gra·tu·itous

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  1. gratuitousadjective

    unfounded, unnecessary, baseless, unjustified, groundless


  2. gratuitousadjective

    Given freely; unearned.

    unfounded, groundless, baseless, unjustified, unnecessary


  3. gratuitousadjective

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

    gratuitous violence

    unnecessary, unfounded, unjustified, groundless, baseless


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. gratuitous

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

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

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. gratuitousadjective

    without cause

    "a gratuitous insult"

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

    necessary, deserved, paid, merited

  2. complimentary, costless, free, gratis(p), gratuitousadjective

    costing nothing

    "complimentary tickets"; "free admission"

    merited, paid, deserved, necessary

  3. gratuitous, needless, uncalled-foradjective

    unnecessary and unwarranted

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

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

    merited, deserved, necessary, paid

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. gratuitousadjective

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

  2. gratuitousadjective

    unwarranted, unfounded, groundless, without proof

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. gratuitousadjective

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "gratuitous":

    free, unfounded, unprovoked, unjustified

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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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

Translations for gratuitous

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  • gratis, nutzlos, kostenlos, überflüssig, unnötigGerman
  • gratuitoSpanish
  • ansaitsematon, ilmainen, pyyteetön, aiheeton, vastikkeeton, perusteeton, tarpeetonFinnish
  • gratuitFrench
  • अहेतुकHindi
  • 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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