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gratuitous
used in 1984 by Orwell

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Definition
unnecessary and unwarranted

or less commonly (except where it is common in the legal field):  costing nothing
  • Folly, folly, his heart kept saying: conscious, gratuitous, suicidal folly.
    p. 137.2
gratuitous = unnecessary and unwarranted
There are no more uses of "gratuitous" in 1984 by Orwell.

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