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Dictionary definition for: Otiose

1. (s) serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being; "otiose lines in a play" "advice is wasted words"

2. (s) producing no result or effect; "a futile effort" "the therapy was ineffectual" "an otiose undertaking" "an unavailing attempt"

3. (s) 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"

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