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otiose

o·ti·ose

otiose

 
 
pronunciation:
o shi os [or] o ti os
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: idle or lazy.
synonyms:
idle, indolent, lazy, shiftless, slothful, sluggish
similar words:
languid, lethargic, listless
definition 2: having no purpose or use; unnecessary or futile.
The many otiose strokes characteristic of this handwriting make it gorgeous but difficult to read.
synonyms:
futile, needless, pointless, unnecessary, useless
similar words:
dispensable, fruitless, good-for-nothing, idle, ineffective, nugatory, redundant, superfluous, vain, worthless
derivations: otiosely (adv.), otiosity (n.)
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The word otiose contains the following part:
-ose1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means having many or much of; tending toward
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Adjectives ending in -ose1 were borrowed as whole words from Latin, where the suffix was -osus. The suffix -ose1 is therefore always attached to a bound Latin root. Most adjectives ending in -ose1 have a corresponding noun form ending in -ity (verbose : verbosity). See -osity.