gratuitous - Dictionary definition and meaning for word gratuitous

(adj) without cause
Example Sentence
  • a gratuitous insult
(adj) costing nothing
Synonyms : complimentary , costless , free , gratis
Example Sentence
  • complimentary tickets
  • free admission
(adj) unnecessary and unwarranted
Synonyms : needless , uncalled-for
Example Sentence
  • a strikers' tent camp...was burned with needless loss of life

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GRE tution is not necessary.It's about common sense :P
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remember gratuity which is given freely to employee if they complete 5 yrs. or so in the company.
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'Gratitude' is can not be measured. It is costless.
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if someone tells you your graduate tuition is free, it would be uncalled for
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gratitude means the quality of being thankful, graceful, .. to be gratitude is expressed free of charge, so GRATUITOUS means given or free of charge
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if we have gratitude towards someone, then we do anything for them free or without great reason..
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GRE tuition from mnemonic dictionary is free
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Great Ass....If an ass is available for free its great
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