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otiose

[oh-shee-ohs, oh-tee-] /ˈoʊ ʃiˌoʊs, ˈoʊ ti-/
adjective
1.
being at leisure; idle; indolent.
2.
ineffective or futile.
3.
superfluous or useless.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; < Latin ōtiōsus at leisure, equivalent to ōti(um) leisure + -ōsus -ose1
Related forms
otiosely, adverb
otiosity
[oh-shee-os-i-tee, oh-tee-] /ˌoʊ ʃiˈɒs ɪ ti, ˌoʊ ti-/ (Show IPA),
otioseness, noun
Synonyms
1. lazy, slothful. 2. idle, vain, profitless. 3. redundant, worthless, pointless.
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British Dictionary definitions for otiosity

otiose

/ˈəʊtɪˌəʊs; -ˌəʊz/
adjective
1.
serving no useful purpose otiose language
2.
(rare) indolent; lazy
Derived Forms
otiosity (ˌəʊtɪˈɒsɪtɪ), otioseness, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin ōtiōsus leisured, from ōtium leisure
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Word Origin and History for otiosity
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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