gratuitous definition

  • adjective:
    • offered or provided without return or recompense; unearned.
    • Given or gotten without expense or obligation; no-cost.
    • unneeded or unwarranted; unjustified: gratuitous critique.
    • provided easily; unearned.
    • maybe not required by the situations; uncalled-for; without reason, cause, or proof; used or asserted without any great floor; unjustified.
    • provided without an equivalent or recompense; conferred without important consideration; given without pay, or without claim or merit; not required by justice.
    • perhaps not called for because of the situations; without explanation, cause, or proof; adopted or asserted without any good floor.
    • without cause
    • costing nothing
    • unneeded and unwarranted
  • others:
    • Freely bestowed or obtained; costing absolutely nothing to the individual.
    • Unnecessary; not essential; maybe not warranted by situations or explanation; uncalled for: as, a gratuitous insult.
    • Unwarranted, unneeded, groundless.

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