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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 oti·ose /ˈoʃiˌos, ˈoti-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 O·ti·ose a.  Being at leisure or ease; unemployed; indolent; idle. Otiose assent.”
    The true keeping of the Sabbath was not that otiose and unprofitable cessation from even good deeds which they would enforce.   --Alford.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being;
             "otiose lines in a play"; "advice is wasted words"
             [syn: pointless, superfluous, wasted]
      2: producing no result or effect; "a futile effort"; "the
         therapy was ineffectual"; "an otiose undertaking"; "an
         unavailing attempt" [syn: futile, ineffectual, unavailing]
      3: 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" [syn: faineant, indolent, lazy, slothful,