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Meaning of OTIOSE

Pronunciation:  'owshee`ows

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abortive, airy, asinine, at leisure, at liberty, at loose ends, available, barren, bootless, catchpenny, disengaged, empty, fallow, fatuous, flimsy, foolish, free, fribble, fribbling, frivolous, frothy, fruitless, functionless, futile, gainless, idle, in disrepair, inane, inapplicable, inoperable, inoperative, jobless, leisure, leisured, light, lumpen, nonfunctional, nonremunerative, nonutilitarian, nugacious, nugatory, off, off duty, off work, out of employ, out of harness, out of order, out of whack, out of work, profitless, rewardless, shallow, silly, slender, slight, sterile, superficial, trifling, trite, trivial, unconducive, unemployable, unemployed, unfit, unhelpful, unoccupied, unproductive, unprofitable, unremunerative, unrewarding, unsuitable, unusable, unworkable, vacuous, vain, vapid, windy
 

 

 

 

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