otiose otiose


  1. (adj) serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
  2. (adj) producing no result or effect
  3. (adj) disinclined to work or exertion


  1. As sheer melodrama, Thrse doesn't pump up enough action; otiose characters keep chattering their heads off.
  2. There is also a double helping of portentous stream of consciousness on the sound track, plus some heavy-handed message mongering that is both otiose and silly.
  3. We are used to it now: half the corporate plazas of America are cluttered with large and often otiose welded objects.


  • Schools Are ‘ Force Feeding ‘ Your Children

    Recently, a mother who THOUGHT she was hooking her kids up with a decent meal, got her children sent home with a written otiose and a FINE. Is the school lunch system removing our children’s liberties? …
    on November 19, 2013     Source: Nightcap TV


  • Edward Garnier, Tory MP for Harborough, added: "This amounts to a wrecking amendment ...... Clauses 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the bill are otiose."
    on Feb 28, 2005 By: Edward Garnier Source: guardian.co.uk

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untenable untenable
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