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.
late 18th century: from Latin otiosus, from otium 'leisure'.
Definition of otiose in:
- The US English dictionary