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gratuitous

gra·tu·i·tous

gratuitous

 
 
pronunciation:
gr tu ih ts
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: given or received without charge or cost.
similar words:
complimentary, free
definition 2: given or done without sufficient reason or justification; unwarranted.
The movie's gratuitous violence earned it low ratings from critics.
similar words:
wanton
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derivations: gratuitously (adv.), gratuitousness (n.)