Definition of otiose in English:

otiose

Line breaks: oti¦ose
Pronunciation: /ˈəʊtɪəʊs
 
, ˈəʊʃɪ-, -z/

adjective

  • 1Serving no practical purpose or result: there were occasions when I felt my efforts were rather otiose
    More example sentences
    • But in the hospital case such a purpose is otiose.
    • I agree with her submission that his construction would render paragraph 3 in practice otiose.
    • If so, it would be otiose for the officer concerned to give an explanation.
  • 2 archaic Indolent or idle.

Derivatives

otiosely

adverb

Origin

late 18th century: from Latin otiosus, from otium 'leisure'.

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