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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·os′i·ty (-ŏs′ĭ-tē) n.
otiosity- Another word for leisure or idleness.
See also related terms for idleness.