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 (ō′shē-ōs′, ō′tē-)
1. Lazy; indolent.
2. Of no use; pointless or superfluous: It is otiose to review what happened when the events are so well-known.
3. Ineffective; futile. See Synonyms at vain.

[Latin ōtiōsus, idle, from ōtium, leisure.]

o′ti·ose′ly adv.
o′ti·os′i·ty (-ŏs′ĭ-tē) n.


- Another word for leisure or idleness.
See also related terms for idleness.
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Joseph Sedley then led a life of dignified otiosity such as became a person of his eminence.
More particularly, rather than posing an a priori distinction between these categories, these approaches accentuate the intricate mixture of, and the according fuzzy distinctions between, the social and the material, the human and the non-human--and, hence, the otiosity of clinging to these often taken for granted distinctions.
To fail to effect the essential negotiations with its fecund recalcitrance, its seeming complaisance, is to labour into otiosity" (9).