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Definition of 'otiose'

Adjective

  1. serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being; "otiose lines in a play"; "advice is wasted words"
       Synonyms: pointless superfluous wasted
  2. producing no result or effect; "a futile effort"; "the therapy was ineffectual"; "an otiose undertaking"; "an unavailing attempt"
       Synonyms: futile ineffectual unavailing
  3. 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"
       Synonyms: faineant indolent lazy slothful work-shy


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