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Word of the Day 10/09/15 Otiose

Otiose (adjective)
otiose [oh-shee-ohs, oh-tee-]


adjective
1. being at leisure; idle; indolent.
2. ineffective or futile.
3. superfluous or useless.

Synonyms
1. lazy, slothful.
2. idle, vain, profitless.
3. redundant, worthless, pointless.

Origin: 1785-95; < Latin ōtiōsus at leisure, equivalent to ōti (um) leisure + -ōsus -ose

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