English Word of the Day
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| 1. adj. Given freely, unearned.|
| 2. adj. Not called for by the circumstances, uncalled-for, without reason, cause, or proof, adopted or asserted without any good ground, unjustified.|
|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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