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otiose

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Adjective
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o=ti=ose

CIDE DICTIONARY

otiosea. [L. otiosus, fr. otium ease.].
     Being at leisure or ease; unemployed; indolent; idle.  Paley.  [1913 Webster]
    "The true keeping of the Sabbath was not that otiose and unprofitable cessation from even good deeds which they would enforce."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

otiose, adj.
1 serving no practical purpose; not required; functionless.
2 archaic indolent; futile.

Derivative
otiosely adv. otioseness n.
Etymology
L otiosus f. otium leisure

THESAURUS

otiose

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

ROGET THESAURUS

otiose

Inactivity

N inactivity, inaction, inertness, obstinacy, lull, quiescence, rust, rustiness, idleness, remissness, sloth, indolence, indiligence, dawdling, ergophobia, otiosity, dullness, languor, segnity, segnitude, lentor, sluggishness, procrastination, torpor, torpidity, torpescence, stupor, somnolence, drowsiness, nodding, oscitation, oscitancy, pandiculation, hypnotism, lethargy, statuvolence heaviness, heavy eyelids, sleep, slumber, sound sleep, heavy sleep, balmy sleep, Morpheus, Somnus, coma, trance, ecstasis, dream, hibernation, nap, doze, snooze, siesta, wink of sleep, forty winks, snore, hypnology, dull work, pottering, relaxation, Castle of Indolence, lullaby, sedative, tranquilizer, hypnotic, sleeping pill, relaxant, anaesthetic, general anaesthetic, torpedo, idler, drone, droil, dawdle, mopus, do- little faineant, dummy, sleeping partner, afternoon farmer, truant, bummer, loafer, goldbrick, goldbicker, lounger, lazzarone, lubber, lubbard, slow coach (slow, ), opium eater, lotus eater, slug, lag, sluggard, slugabed, slumberer, dormouse, marmot, waiter on Providence, fruges consumere natus, inactive, motionless, unoccupied, unbusied, indolent, lazy, slothful, idle, lusk, remiss, slack, inert, torpid, sluggish, otiose, languid, supine, heavy, dull, leaden, lumpish, exanimate, soulless, listless, drony, dronish, lazy as Ludlam's dog, dilatory, laggard, lagging, slow, rusty, flagging, lackadaisical, maudlin, fiddle-faddle, pottering, shilly-shally, sleeping asleep, fast asleep, dead asleep, sound asleep, in a sound sleep, sound as a top, dormant, comatose, in the arms of Morpheus, in the lap of Morpheus, sleepy, sleepful, dozy, drowsy, somnolent, torpescent, lethargic, lethargical, somnifacient, statuvolent, statuvolic, heavy, heavy with sleep, napping, somnific, somniferous, soporous, soporific, soporiferous, hypnotic, balmy, dreamy, unawakened, unawakened, sedative, inactively, at leisure, the eyes begin to draw straws, bankrupt of life yet prodigal of ease, better 50 years of Europe than a cycle of Cathay, idly busy rolls their world away, the mystery of folded sleep, the timely dew of sleep, thou driftest gently down the tides of sleep, tired Nature's sweet restorer, balmy sleep.


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