gratuitous :

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  • s  without cause
    a gratuitous insult
  • s  costing nothing
  • s  unnecessary and unwarranted

  • The violence in the movie was gratuitous and took away a lot from the serious issue the film was addressing.
  • "The remark about the source of funds of the project is gratuitous, personal and malicious," said Dorian, the project leader.
  • It is a gratuitous experiment to prove that thieving in companies increase after layoffs.

  • Malcolm Turnbull in The Australian
    In a statement, Mr Turnbull said as Leader of the Opposition "I will not tolerate members of the Shadow Executive disparaging their colleagues in such a personal and gratuitous fashion".
  • Josee Verner in Bloomberg
    The change addresses "only the most extreme and gratuitous material, not mainstream films such as `Eastern Promises,"' Verner said in a statement March 3.
  • James S. Thomas in MyFox Detroit
    The resignation as mayor was gratuitous,Thomas said. "It was something that was not necessary. We'll consider anything they have to say that's reasonable. Our position is we are going to go forward. We are preparing for trial."

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