Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

Pronunciation of 

gratuitous

view main entry for gratuitousadjective  /ɡrəˈtjuːɪtəs/
Previous and next
British English pronunciation: gratuitousClick to listen to the pronunciation of gratuitous

derived words

gratuitously

adverb

gratuitousness

noun [uncountable]
gratuitousness noun [uncountable]Careless and casual: careless, casual, complacency, complacent, perfunctory, lackadaisical, remiss, slipshod, like a bull in a china shop

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog