Gratuitous is an adjective which is used to describe something which is not necessary or appropriate. Done, given, bestowed or obtained without any charge or voluntarily. Being with no apparent reason. No expectation of a return.
- He was ‘gratuitously’ insulted by a huge number of people for a mistake that he had committed in his past.
- She was given a ‘gratuitous’ meal at the restaurant. Maybe it was due to her genuine personality.
- ‘Gratuitous’ love is that of a kind and soft heart.