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English adjective: gratuitous

1. gratuitous without cause

SamplesA gratuitous insult.


Antonymsdeserved, merited

2. gratuitous costing nothing

SamplesComplimentary tickets.
Free admission.

Synonymscomplimentary, costless, free, gratis



3. gratuitous unnecessary and unwarranted

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

Synonymsneedless, uncalled-for

Similarunnecessary, unneeded


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