Definition of gratuitousness in US English:

gratuitousness

noun

  • See gratuitous

    • ‘What's remarkable about his filmmaking is the ability to present scenes of shocking defilement without a hint of prurience or gratuitousness.’
    • ‘But when virtuosity is not elevated by the power of a dramatic situation, the outcome, brilliant though it may be, suffers from dryness, a victim of its gratuitousness.’
    • ‘I love the gratuitousness, the unnecessariness, the blood.’
    • ‘What is behind the riot of words, the exaggeration of images, their total gratuitousness?’
    • ‘But he rejects any charge of gratuitousness, citing a more political, and more personal, reason for their inclusion.’

Pronunciation

gratuitousness

/ɡrəˈt(j)uədəsnəs//ɡrəˈt(y)o͞oədəsnəs/