otiose

Otiose is a colorful, although somewhat old-fashioned, word for "lazy." It also means serving no useful purpose: that steak knife next to your plate is otiose if you're having oatmeal for dinner.

Otiose, which can be pronounced either with a t sound (OH-tee-ohs) or a sh sound (OH-she-ohs), comes from the Latin word otium "leisure," but its modern meaning is closer to "leisure suit," that is, useless and not very handsome. If you're already wearing suspenders, then a belt is otiose.

Definitions of otiose
1

adj serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being

otiose lines in a play”
Synonyms:
pointless, purposeless, senseless, superfluous, wasted
worthless
lacking in usefulness or value

adj producing no result or effect

“an otiose undertaking”
Synonyms:
futile, ineffectual, unavailing
useless
having no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully

adj disinclined to work or exertion

Synonyms:
faineant, indolent, lazy, slothful, work-shy
idle
not in action or at work

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