HyperDic: otiose

English > 3 senses of the word otiose:
ADJECTIVEallotiose, pointless, purposeless, senseless, superfluous, wastedserving no useful purpose
allotiose, futile, ineffectual, unavailing, meaninglessproducing no result or effect
allotiose, faineant, indolent, lazy, slothful, work-shydisinclined to work or exertion
English > otiose: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningServing no useful purpose; having no excuse for being.
Example"otiose lines in a play"
Synonymspointless, purposeless, senseless, superfluous, wasted
Broaderworthlesslacking in usefulness or value
Spanishincapaz, ineficaz, inepto, inútil, vano
Catalanincapaç, ineficaç, inepte, inútil, va
English > otiose: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningproducing no result or effect.
Example "an otiose undertaking"
Synonymsfutile, ineffectual, unavailing, meaningless
BroaderuselessHaving no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully
Spanishfútil, incapaz, ineficaz, inepto, inútil, ocioso, vano
Catalanfútil, incapaç, ineficaç, inepte, inútil, va
English > otiose: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningdisinclined to work or exertion.
Synonymsfaineant, indolent, lazy, slothful, work-shy
Broaderidlenot in action or at work
Spanishflojo, haragán, indolente, innecesario, locho, perezoso
Catalanmandrós, peresós

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