But you have nothing to fear but fear itself (gratuitous FDR quotes reflect knowledge of history).
But she argues that the sabotage charge is unwarranted—a gratuitous retaliation for making the Obama administration look bad.
Even shorn of all that gratuitous nudity, though, Drive He Said would be far from a masterpiece.
1650s, "freely bestowed," from Latin gratuitus "done without pay, spontaneous, voluntary," from gratus "pleasing, agreeable," from gratia "favor" (see grace). Sense of "uncalled for, done without good reason" is first recorded 1690s.