Copious vs Gratuitous - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between copious and gratuitous
is that copious
is great in quantity or number, profuse, abundant; taking place on a large scale while gratuitous
is given freely; unearned.
Great in quantity or number, profuse, abundant; taking place on a large scale.
* 1748 . David Hume. Enquiry concerning Human Understanding. Section 3. § 18.
Having an abundant supply.
Full of thought, information, or matter; exuberant in words, expression, or style.
- These loose hints I have thrown together, in order to excite the curiosity of philosophers, and beget a suspicion at least, if not a full persuasion, that this subject is very copious ,
Given freely; unearned.
Not called for by the circumstances; uncalled-for; without reason, cause, or proof; adopted or asserted without any good ground; unjustified.
- gratuitous violence
* gratuitous praise
* gratuitous violence