Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: gratuitous
IPA transcription: [ɡɹət'uətəs]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: gratuitous
    Meaning: without cause; "a gratuitous insult"
Usage examples
  • The natural virtues are gratuitous gifts of God.
  • "While grain was gratuitous, agriculture was impossible.
  • What he endured in the intercourse between us appeared to be gratuitous evil.
  • If we are to avoid a perfectly gratuitous assumption, we must dispense with the subject as one of the actual ingredients of the world.
  • But since the question is capable of experimental decision, it would be gratuitous rashness to offer an opinion while that decision is lacking.
  • His relations will thank you for any such gratuitous attention: at least they will not blame you for any evil that may happen, whether they thank you or not for any good.
  • This piece of gratuitous information concerning the route he proposed to himself, the first I had heard my companion bestow upon any one, failed to excite the corresponding confidence of the Scotchman.