gratuitous

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin grātuītus (free), from Latin grātia (favor), grātus (showing favor)

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɡɹəˈtjuː.ɪt.əs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɡɹəˈtu.ɪt.əs/
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

gratuitous (comparative more gratuitous, superlative most gratuitous)

  1. Given freely; unearned.
  2. unjustified or unnecessary; not called for by the circumstances
    gratuitous violence
    Synonym: uncalled-for

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(given freely):

(not called for by the circumstances):

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