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gratuitous

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of gratuitous

  1. 1 not costing or charging anything they will throw in a gratuitous box of chocolates when you spend $30 or more in their shop Synonyms of gratuitous complimentary, costless, gratis, freeWords Related to gratuitous nominal; bestowed, donated, given; pro bono; discretionary, freewill, optional, voluntary; honorary, uncompensated, unpaidNear Antonyms of gratuitous paid; costly, dear, expensive, high

  2. 2 not needed by the circumstances or to accomplish an end that violent scene was completely gratuitous and didn't need to be in the movie at all Synonyms of gratuitous dispensable, unnecessary, inessential, needless, nonessential, uncalled-for, unessential, unwarrantedWords Related to gratuitous discretionary, elective, optional; extra, extraneous, irrelative, irrelevant, redundant, superfluousNear Antonyms of gratuitous all-important, crucial, important, vital; imperative, pressing, urgentAntonyms of gratuitous essential, indispensable, necessary, needed, needful, required



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