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Synonyms for otiose
ˈoʊ ʃiˌoʊs, ˈoʊ ti-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. otiose, pointless, purposeless, senseless, superfluous, wasted(adj)

    serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being

    "otiose lines in a play"; "advice is wasted words"; "a pointless remark"; "a life essentially purposeless"; "senseless violence"

    Synonyms:
    spare, gaunt, work-shy, supernumerary, diminished, unpointed, lazy, slothful, emaciated, pinched, surplus, cadaverous, superfluous, faineant, ineffectual, futile, mindless, witless, supererogatory, excess, redundant, nitwitted, wasted, insensible, haggard, senseless, purposeless, unavailing, reasonless, skeletal, pointless, atrophied, soft-witted, indolent, extra, bony, squandered

    Antonyms:
    useful, utile, busy, valuable

  2. futile, ineffectual, otiose, unavailing(adj)

    producing no result or effect

    "a futile effort"; "the therapy was ineffectual"; "an otiose undertaking"; "an unavailing attempt"

    Synonyms:
    senseless, ineffectual, bootless, work-shy, vain, purposeless, slothful, superfluous, unavailing, sleeveless, indolent, futile, uneffective, faineant, pointless, wasted, unable, lazy, ineffective, fruitless

    Antonyms:
    valuable, useful, utile, busy

  3. faineant, indolent, lazy, otiose, slothful, work-shy(adj)

    disinclined to work or exertion

    "faineant kings under whose rule the country languished"; "an indolent hanger-on"; "too lazy to wash the dishes"; "shiftless idle youth"; "slothful employees"; "the unemployed are not necessarily work-shy"

    Synonyms:
    indolent, superfluous, faineant, work-shy, wasted, purposeless, pointless, senseless, futile, unavailing, ineffectual, lazy, slothful

    Antonyms:
    useful, utile, busy, valuable

Wiktionary

  1. otiose(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    indolent, futile, pointless, lazy, sluggish, irrelevant, superfluous, ineffective

    Antonyms:
    hardworking, necessary, productive, essential, useful

  2. otiose(adjective)

    Resulting in no effect.

    Synonyms:
    lazy, ineffective, futile, indolent, pointless, irrelevant, sluggish, superfluous

    Antonyms:
    essential, useful, hardworking, productive, necessary

  3. otiose(adjective)

    Reluctant to work or to exert oneself.

    Synonyms:
    sluggish, irrelevant, futile, indolent, lazy, ineffective, superfluous, pointless

    Antonyms:
    essential, productive, useful, necessary, hardworking

  4. otiose(adjective)

    Having no reason for being (raison d’être); having no point, reason, or purpose.

    Synonyms:
    sluggish, ineffective, pointless, futile, irrelevant, lazy, indolent, superfluous

    Antonyms:
    necessary, useful, essential, productive, hardworking

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#17833diminished
#18270pointless
#18688mindless
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#29806sluggish
#31681haggard
#35057senseless
#35699superfluous
#40094bony
#45025pinched
#48116fruitless
#49528gaunt
#54883squandered
#61666ineffectual
#80300indolent
#89296emaciated
#101823witless
#102330insensible
#109464unavailing
#114767slothful
#118122supernumerary
#148311purposeless
#149128atrophied
#194565cadaverous

Translations for otiose

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  • zinloos, lui, overbodig, doelloosDutch
  • zbyteczny, niepotrzebny, leniwyPolish
  • праздный, бесплодный, бесцельный, ненужный, тщетный, напрасный, ленивый, бесполезныйRussian

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