What are some alternative words for otiose?

Synonyms for otioseˈoʊ 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"

    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, otiose, extra, bony, squandered

    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"

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

    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"

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

    useful, utile, busy, valuable


  1. otiose(adjective)

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

    hardworking, necessary, productive, essential, useful

  2. otiose(adjective)

    Resulting in no effect.

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

    essential, useful, hardworking, productive, necessary

  3. otiose(adjective)

    Reluctant to work or to exert oneself.

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

    essential, productive, useful, necessary, hardworking

  4. otiose(adjective)

    Having no reason for being (raison d\u2019\u00EAtre); having no point, reason, or purpose.

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

    necessary, useful, essential, productive, hardworking

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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