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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gra·tu·itous /grəˈtuətəs, ˈtju-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gra·tu·i·tous a.
 1. Given without an equivalent or recompense; conferred without valuable consideration; granted without pay, or without claim or merit; not required by justice.
    We mistake the gratuitous blessings of Heaven for the fruits of our own industry.   --L'Estrange.
 2. Not called for by the circumstances; without reason, cause, or proof; adopted or asserted without any good ground; as, a gratuitous assumption.
    Acts of gratuitous self-humiliation.   --De Quincye.
 -- Gra*tu*i*tous*ly, adv. -- Gra*tu*i*tous*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: without cause; "a gratuitous insult"
      2: costing nothing; "complimentary tickets" [syn: complimentary,
          costless, free, gratis(p)]
      3: unnecessary and unwarranted; "a strikers' tent camp...was
         burned with needless loss of life" [syn: needless, uncalled-for]