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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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