"a gratuitous insult"
complimentary, costless, free, gratis(p), gratuitous(adj)
"complimentary tickets"; "free admission"
gratuitous, needless, uncalled-for(adj)
unnecessary and unwarranted
"a strikers' tent camp...was burned with needless loss of life"
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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How to use gratuitous in a sentence?
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.
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.'.
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.
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.
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.
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- gratis, nutzlos, unnötig, überflüssig, kostenlosGerman
- ansaitsematon, ilmainen, aiheeton, tarpeeton, perusteeton, vastikkeeton, pyyteetönFinnish
- 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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