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Definition of gratuitously adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gratuitously

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//ɡrəˈtjuːɪtəsli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡrəˈtuːɪtəsli//
 
(disapproving)
 
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without any good reason or purpose, in a way that may have harmful effects synonym unnecessarily The film was gratuitously offensive.