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Meaning of OTIOSE

Pronunciation:  'owshee`ows

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [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"
  2. [adj]  serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being; "otiose lines in a play"; "advice is wasted words"
  3. [adj]  producing no result or effect; "a futile effort"; "the therapy was ineffectual"; "an otiose undertaking"; "an unavailing attempt"

OTIOSE is a 6 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: faineant, futile, idle, indolent, ineffectual, lazy, pointless, slothful, superfluous, unavailing, useless, wasted, work-shy, worthless



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\O"ti*ose`\, a. [L. otiosus, fr. otium ease.]
Being at leisure or ease; unemployed; indolent; idle.
``Otiose assent.'' --Paley.

      The true keeping of the Sabbath was not that otiose and
      un?rofitable cessation from even good deeds which they
      would enforce.                           --Alford.

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