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Definition 1: without cause - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where gratuitous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a gratuitous insult

(gratuitous is similar to ...) not merited or deserved

"received an unmerited honorary degree"

Definition 2: unnecessary and unwarranted - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where gratuitous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for gratuitous in the sense of this definition

(gratuitous is similar to ...) not necessary

Definition 3: costing nothing - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where gratuitous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • complimentary tickets
  • free admission

Synonyms for gratuitous in the sense of this definition

(gratuitous is similar to ...) not paid

"unpaid wages" "an unpaid bill"

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