otiosity


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o·ti·ose

 (ō′shē-ōs′, ō′tē-)
adj.
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.

otiosity

- 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.
To fail to effect the essential negotiations with its fecund recalcitrance, its seeming complaisance, is to labour into otiosity" (9).