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Otiose

adjective
1.
Serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being.  Synonyms: pointless, purposeless, senseless, superfluous, wasted.  "Advice is wasted words" , "A pointless remark" , "A life essentially purposeless" , "Senseless violence"
2.
Producing no result or effect.  Synonyms: futile, ineffectual, unavailing.  "The therapy was ineffectual" , "An otiose undertaking" , "An unavailing attempt"
3.
Disinclined to work or exertion.  Synonyms: faineant, indolent, lazy, slothful, work-shy.  "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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Words linked to "Otiose" :   useless, worthless, idle



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