Definition of otiose in English:

otiose

Syllabification: o·ti·ose
Pronunciation: /ˈōSHēˌōs, ˈōtēˌōs
 
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adjective

  • 1Serving no practical purpose or result: he did fuss, uttering otiose explanations
    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.
  • 1.1 archaic Indolent; idle.

Derivatives

otiosely

adverb

Origin

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

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