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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.
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Only a very small minority of drivers appear to be belligerent, rude or just systematically and gratuitously unhelpful," the report said.
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02(4) permits a deduction not to exceed the vehicle's FMV if the charity sells the vehicle at a price significantly below that value or gratuitously transfers the vehicle to a needy individual in direct furtherance of the donee organization's charitable purpose of relieving the poor and distressed or the underprivileged who are in need of transportation.
Taxpayers may take a deduction for the fair market value of a vehicle if the charity sells it at a price significantly below fair market value, or gratuitously transfers the vehicle, to a needy individual in furtherance of the donee organization's charitable purpose of relieving the poor and distressed or the underprivileged in need of transportation.
You don't need to be Phyllis Schlafly to wonder just where the hell the daddy squirrel has gone in this scenario, which reads like a Republican parody of Democratic devotion to a gratuitously feminized social welfare state.
He managed to annoy the Modernists enough to earn the boycott of his journal by leaving Frank Lloyd Wright out of his account of the United States, failing to back Mendelsohn on the planning battle over the Herpich Store, and being gratuitously rude about the Amsterdam School.
Preston and Child are known for tense, macabre, escapist thrillers, refreshingly short on the gratuitously brutal details that characterize too many detective novels.
Like his first greatest gift, namely faith, it is sheer gift, gratuitously given without having earned it or deserved it in the slightest.
For those not in the know, Chris Bell is a one-term Texas Democratic congressman who lost his bid for reelection when the Texas legislature gratuitously gerrymandered him into a district where he had to face another (apparently more popular) Democratic incumbent.
Rather, educators must learn to respond to a violent episode without gratuitously calling so much direct attention to it.