Definitions for otioseˈoʊ ʃiˌoʊs, ˈoʊ ti-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
o•ti•oseˈoʊ ʃiˌoʊs, ˈoʊ ti-(adj.)
being at leisure; idle.
ineffective or futile.
superfluous or useless.
Origin of otiose:
1785–95; < L ōtiōsus at leisure
o`ti•os′i•ty-ˈɒs ɪ ti(n.)
otiose, pointless, purposeless, senseless, superfluous, wasted(adj)
serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
"otiose lines in a play"; "advice is wasted words"; "a pointless remark"; "a life essentially purposeless"; "senseless violence"
futile, ineffectual, otiose, unavailing(adj)
producing no result or effect
"a futile effort"; "the therapy was ineffectual"; "an otiose undertaking"; "an unavailing attempt"
faineant, indolent, lazy, otiose, slothful, work-shy(adj)
disinclined to work or exertion
"faineant kings under whose rule the country languished"; "an indolent hanger-on"; "too lazy to wash the dishes"; "shiftless idle youth"; "slothful employees"; "the unemployed are not necessarily work-shy"
Resulting in no effect.
Reluctant to work or to exert oneself.
Having no reason for being (raison du2019u00EAtre); having no point, reason, or purpose.
Origin: From otiosus, from otium
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