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Definition of Gratuitous

Gratuitous

  1. Given without an equivalent or recompense; conferred without valuable consideration; granted without pay, or without claim or merit; not required by justice.
  2. Not called for by the circumstances; without reason, cause, or proof; adopted or asserted without any good ground; as, a gratuitous assumption.

Gratuitous Quotations

To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like the joys afforded by art or life.
Simone Weil

I don't smoke and I don't want to smoke. I am not a fan of gratuitous smoking in films.
Edward Norton

I'd like to think I'd never do a gratuitous fart joke.
Harold Ramis

An original is a creation motivated by desire. Any reproduction of an originals motivated be necessity. It is marvelous that we are the only species that creates gratuitous forms. To create is divine, to reproduce is human.
Man Ray

It does me good to write a letter which is not a response to a demand, a gratuitous letter, so to speak, which has accumulated in me like the waters of a reservoir.
Henry Miller
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Gratuitous Translations

gratuitous in French is gratis, pour rien
gratuitous in German is unentgeltlich
gratuitous in Norwegian is gratis
gratuitous in Spanish is gratis
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