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English adjective: gratuitous

1. gratuitous without cause


SamplesA gratuitous insult.


Similarunmerited


Antonymsdeserved, merited

2. gratuitous costing nothing


SamplesComplimentary tickets.
Free admission.


Synonymscomplimentary, costless, free, gratis


Similarunpaid


Antonymspaid

3. gratuitous unnecessary and unwarranted


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


Synonymsneedless, uncalled-for


Similarunnecessary, unneeded


Antonymsnecessary









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