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Definition 1: disinclined to work or exertion - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where otiose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for otiose in the sense of this definition

(otiose is similar to ...) not in action or at work

"an idle laborer" "idle drifters" "the idle rich" "an idle mind"

Definition 2: producing no result or effect - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where otiose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a futile effort
  • the therapy was ineffectual
  • an otiose undertaking
  • an unavailing attempt

Synonyms for otiose in the sense of this definition

(otiose is similar to ...) having no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully

"a kitchen full of useless gadgets" "she is useless in an emergency"

Definition 3: serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where otiose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • otiose lines in a play
  • advice is wasted words
  • a pointless remark
  • a life essentially purposeless
  • senseless violence

Synonyms for otiose in the sense of this definition

(otiose is similar to ...) lacking in usefulness or value

"a worthless idler"

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