Gratuitousness is a synonym of needlessness.
Needlessness is a synonym of gratuitousness.
As nouns the difference between needlessness and gratuitousness
is that needlessness
is the state or characteristic of being needless while gratuitousness
is the state or characteristic of being gratuitous.
the state or characteristic of being needless
* gratuitousness, unnecessariness, unnecessity
The state or characteristic of being gratuitous.
* 1894 , , Life's Little Ironies , ch. 1:
- [I]t is beyond question that there are a few subtle-souled persons with whom the absolute gratuitousness of an act of reparation is an inducement to perform it; while exhortation as to its necessity would breed excuses for leaving it undone.
* needlessness, unnecessariness