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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gratuitouslyadverb

    in an uncalled-for manner

    "he insulted us gratuitously"


  1. gratuitouslyadverb

    Freely; in the manner of a gift, without being earned.

  2. gratuitouslyadverb

    In a manner not demanded by the circumstances, without reason, justification, cause, or proof.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Gratuitouslyadverb

    Etymology: from gratuitous.

    I would know whence came this obliquity of direction, which they gratuitously tack to matter: this is to ascribe will and choice to these particles. George Cheyne, Phil. Prin.


  1. gratuitously

    Gratuitously generally means given, done, or provided freely, voluntarily or without any charge, often without need or reason. It could also imply being uncalled for, unwarranted or done without any good ground or cause.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gratuitously in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gratuitously in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of gratuitously in a Sentence

  1. Charles Krauthammer:

    Trump gratuitously went after a Latina, woman governor, popular, and the chairman of the governors’ association. As a matter of what looked like vengeance. It makes no sense politically.

  2. Eric Johnson:

    Gratuitously cutting police departments to send a political message contributed to crime starting to move maybe even faster in the wrong direction in Dallas and other places, but I stood pretty firm right away to the position against making cuts to our police department's overtime budget or any other aspect of our police department just for the sake of cutting for political reasons.

  3. Francis Cardinal George, OMI:

    Giving alms is not commanded just to help those in need. It is also necessary to help each of us live more freely, more gratuitously, more like the God in whose image we are made.

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