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gratuitous




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gratuitous
     1. adj. Given freely; unearned.
     2. adj. unjustified or unnecessary.; not called for by the circumstances
           gratuitous violence

Example Sentences

We are not interested in gratuitous violence. 
The first half, with its testimonies of torture victims, reproduced out of context, often seems gratuitous, while the second part seldom raises its poetic gaze above the navel. 

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