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gra·tu·i·tous

 (grə-to͞o′ĭ-təs, -tyo͞o′-)
adj.
1. Given or granted without return or recompense; unearned.
2. Given or received without cost or obligation; free.
3. Unnecessary or unwarranted; unjustified: gratuitous criticism.

[From Latin grātuītus; see gwerə- in Indo-European roots.]

gra·tu′i·tous·ly adv.
gra·tu′i·tous·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.gratuitously - in an uncalled-for manner; "he insulted us gratuitously"
Translations
بِصورَة مَجّانِيَّه
bezplatně
gratis
ingyenesen
ástæîulaust
durup dururken

gratuitously

[grəˈtjuːɪtəslɪ] ADVgratuitamente, de manera gratuita

gratuitously

[grəˈtjuːɪtəsli] adv [offensive] → gratuitement

gratuitously

gratuitously

[grəˈtjuːɪtəslɪ] adv
a. (for no reason) → gratuitamente
b. (without payment) → gratis

gratuity

(grəˈtjuəti) plural graˈtuities noun
a small sum of money given as a reward for good service; a tip.
graˈtuitous adjective
1. (derogatory) done, said etc without good reason or excuse or when not wanted. gratuitous insults.
2. done, given etc without payment. gratuitous advice.
graˈtuitously adverb
graˈtuitousness noun
References in classic literature ?
Punishment must there be, and justice"--so thinketh it: "not gratuitously shall he here sing songs in honour of enmity
They were only women; they were not regular labourers; they were not particularly required anywhere; hence they had to hire a waggon at their own expense, and got nothing sent gratuitously.
It was very natural, he being the only person in the whole assemblage, except the king, the queen, and the Duke of Orleans, who slept gratuitously.
I know this Charles, then, under none but bad aspects, and you would wish me, a man of good sense, to go and make myself gratuitously the slave of a creature who is inferior to me in military capacity, in politics, and in dignity
Life has surely hardships enough that are inevitable without gratuitously adding the hardship of absolute government, administered by a clock?
exclaimed Michel Ardan, "which forces us to expend gas, instead of giving us his rays gratuitously.
I protest, in the interests of morality, against blame being gratuitously and wantonly attached to the proceedings of the Count.
The door opened, and a thick-set, heavy-looking young man entered, with the flushed face and the gratuitously elated bearing which mark the first stage of intoxication.
There was no need to think of Jacob; yet David was liberal enough to bestow a curse on him--it was the only thing he ever did bestow gratuitously.
First of all I suddenly, and for no reason whatever, plunged loudly and gratuitously into the general conversation.
And when he is informed on that point, he first turns pale and doubts the evidence of his own senses; and next, with nothing said to justify it, gratuitously accuses his visitor of suspecting somebody.
Expressing himself to this effect, Mr Squeers, who lost no opportunity of advertising gratuitously, placed his hands upon his knees, and looked at the pupils with as much benignity as he could possibly affect, while Nicholas, blushing with shame, handed round the cards as directed.