Definition of "otiose" [o•ti•ose]

  • (adjective) Lazy; indolent.
  • (adjective) Of no use.
  • (adjective) Ineffective; futile. See Synonyms at vain.

Use "otiose" in a sentence

  • "I'm sorry to be such a scrotum, but did you mean to type "otiose" or "obtuse"?"
  • "Still, I pack too much, a huge duffle crammed with triple and quadruple of everything: shirts, shorts, footwear, rainwear, and all sorts of otiose extras I know I will never use."
  • "Instead the Tories plan to ring-fence NHS spending, thus keeping hordes of adminstrators who are otherwise otiose beavering away at nothing very much."

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