otiosity

otiose

[oh-shee-ohs, oh-tee-]
adjective
1.
being at leisure; idle; indolent.
2.
ineffective or futile.
3.
superfluous or useless.

Origin:
1785–95; < Latin ōtiōsus at leisure, equivalent to ōti(um) leisure + -ōsus -ose1

otiosely, adverb
otiosity [oh-shee-os-i-tee, oh-tee-] , otioseness, noun


1. lazy, slothful. 2. idle, vain, profitless. 3. redundant, worthless, pointless.
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otiose (ˈəʊtɪˌəʊs, -ˌəʊz)
 
adj
1.  serving no useful purpose: otiose language
2.  rare indolent; lazy
 
[C18: from Latin ōtiōsus leisured, from ōtium leisure]
 
otiosity
 
n
 
'otioseness
 
n

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otiose
1794, "unfruitful, futile," from L. otiosus "having leisure or ease, not busy" (cf. Fr. oiseux, Sp. ocioso, It. otioso), from otium "leisure," of unknown origin. Meaning "at leisure, idle" is recorded from 1850.
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