- uncalled for; lacking good reason; unwarranted.
- given or done free of charge.
Examples of gratuitous in a sentence:
- Even though I had been looking forward to seeing the movie, I walked out of the theater after thirty minutes because of so much gratuitous foul language.
- Since her son had already served his hours of community service for the vandalism, Selena thought that the school’s additional punishment was gratuitous.