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gratuitous


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gratuitous
     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.

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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