Then there is his infuriating penchant for gratuitously offering compromises before a policy debate has even begun.
It was a gratuitously bad road; evil alike for driving, walking, or cycling over.
They were not going to stop in the hall to be grossly and gratuitously insulted!
The Seigneurie gratuitously lodged not only the professors and pastors but also such needy citizens as had been of public service.
He had been gratuitously insulted in the midst of his new dignities.
The Church does not gratuitously save the beloved souls for you nor does it distribute indulgences without payment.
But they were not gratuitously gone into, on the part of England; far from that.
History records few more unjustifiable wars than that which Greece gratuitously provoked.
President Woodruff labored freely and gratuitously in the ministry.
We should feed and clothe him gratuitously sometimes, and recruit him with our cordials, before we judge of him.
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.