gratuitous


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Gratuitous

Bestowed or granted without consideration or exchange for something of value.

The term gratuitous is applied to deeds, bailments, and other contractual agreements.

A gratuity is something given by someone who has no obligation to give and can be used in reference to a bribe or tip.

gratuitous

adj. or adv. voluntary or free.

gratuitous

(Given without recompense), adjective bestowed, by way of gift, chargeless, charitable, contributory, costless, donated, expenseless, for nothing, free, free of cost, free of expense, given, given away, gratis, not charged, not charged for, not subject to a payment, provided without charge, unbought, unpaid, unnaid for, unrecompensed, voluntary, without charge, withhut compensation, without consideration
Associated concepts: gratuitous agency, gratuitous allowance, gratuitous bailment, gratuitous contract, gratuutous guest, gratuitous invitee, gratuitous licensee, gratuutous service, gratuitous undertaking, gratuitous use

gratuitous

(Unwarranted), adjective additional, baseless, causeless, dispensable, excessive, extraneous, gratuitus, groundless, inapposite, inappropriate, irrelative, irrelevant, needless, nonpertinent, not fitting, not following, not necessitated, not pertinent, superfluous, uncalled for, unconnected, undesirable, undue, unessential, unfounded, unjustified, unnecessary, unneeded, unrelated, unsuitable, unsuited, without basis, withhut foundation
Associated concepts: gratuitous remarks during an examinaaion of a witness
See also: baseless, donative, elective, expendable, free, impertinent, inappropriate, irrelevant, needless, nonessential, unnecessary, unpaid, unsolicited, voluntary, willing

gratuitous

given or made without receiving any value in return.
References in classic literature ?
At this gratuitous thrust a flood of crimson surged up Martin's magnificent, column-like throat and broke in hot waves over his cheeks.
Dear father," he said sadly, "I wish you would not expose yourself to such gratuitous pain from scoundrels
Raffles would never have led me into danger so gratuitous and unnecessary, but he followed me into it without a word.
The egotism of this speech was not wholly gratuitous.
For skepticisms are not gratuitous or lawless, but are limitations of the affirmative statement, and the new philosophy must take them in and make affirmations outside of them, just as much as it must include the oldest beliefs.
Observe, it was a perfectly gratuitous idea on his part, seeing there has never been any discussion of it between us
The Crystal Palace was six miles away from Bun Hill, a great facade that glittered in the morning, and was a clear blue outline against the sky in the afternoon, and of a night, a source of gratuitous fireworks for all the population of Bun Hill.
The self-sacrifice of a father or mother, or self-sacrifice with the possibility of a reward, is more comprehensible than gratuitous self-sacrifice, and therefore seems less deserving of sympathy and less the result of free will.
Among all forms of mistake, prophecy is the most gratuitous.
repeated John Want, with the air of a man who considered himself the object of a gratuitous insult.
So to his general trade of household drudge and go-between he added that of gratuitous consultation on the secret maladies of power.
The whole subject of the extinction of species has been involved in the most gratuitous mystery.