[gruh-too-i-tuh s, -tyoo-] /grəˈtu ɪ təs, -ˈtyu-/
given, done, bestowed, or obtained without charge or payment; free; voluntary.
being without apparent reason, cause, or justification:
a gratuitous insult.
Law. given without receiving any return value.
given or received without payment or obligation
without cause; unjustified
(law) given or made without receiving any value in return: a gratuitous agreement
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.
[grav-i-tee] /ˈgræv ɪ ti/ noun, plural gravities. 1. the force of attraction by which terrestrial bodies tend to fall toward the center of the earth. 2. heaviness or weight. 3. gravitation in general. 4. . 5. a unit of acceleration equal to the acceleration of gravity. Symbol: g. 6. serious or critical nature: He seemed […]
[gree-see, ‐zee] /ˈgri si, ‐zi/ adjective, greasier, greasiest. 1. smeared, covered, or soiled with . 2. composed of or containing ; oily: greasy food. 3. greaselike in appearance or to the touch; slippery. 4. insinuatingly unctuous in manner; repulsively slick; oily. 5. Veterinary Pathology. affected with . /ˈɡriːzɪ; -sɪ/ adjective greasier, greasiest 1. coated or […]
[gri-gair-ee-uh s] /grɪˈgɛər i əs/ adjective 1. fond of the company of others; sociable. 2. living in flocks or herds, as animals. 3. Botany. growing in open clusters or colonies; not matted together. 4. pertaining to a flock or crowd. /ɡrɪˈɡɛərɪəs/ adjective 1. enjoying the company of others 2. (of animals) living together in herds […]
[han-dee-kapt] /ˈhæn diˌkæpt/ adjective 1. Sometimes Offensive. physically or mentally disabled. 2. of or designed for handicapped people: handicapped parking. 3. Sports. (of a competitor) marked by, being under, or having a : a handicapped player. noun 4. (used with a plural verb) Sometimes Offensive. handicapped persons collectively (usually preceded by the): increased job opportunities […]