Otiosity
Otiosity O`ti*os"ity, n. [L. otiositas.] Leisure; indolence; idleness; ease. [R.] --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

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  • otiosity — index sloth Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • otiosity — noun see otiose …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • otiosity — See otiosely. * * * …   Universalium

  • otiosity — noun /oʊʃiːɒsədiː|/oʊdiːɒsədiː/ The state or quality of being otiose. Syn: idleness, remoteness, aloofness, futility …   Wiktionary

  • otiosity — n. uselessness; laziness; idleness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • otiosity — oti·os·i·ty …   English syllables

  • otiosity — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈäsəd.ē, ətē, i noun ( es) Etymology: alteration of earlier ociosity, from Middle French ociosité, from Late Latin otiositat , otiositas, from Latin otiosus + itat , itas ity : the quality or state of being otiose …   Useful english dictionary

  • otiose — adjective Etymology: Latin otiosus, from otium leisure Date: 1794 1. producing no useful result ; futile 2. being at leisure ; idle 3. lacking use or effect ; functionless Synonyms: see vain • otiosely …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • otiose — otiosely, adv. otiosity /oh shee os i tee, oh tee /, otioseness, n. /oh shee ohs , oh tee /, adj. 1. being at leisure; idle; indolent. 2. ineffective or futile. 3. superfluous or useless. [1785 95; < L otiosus at leisure, equiv. to oti(um)… …   Universalium

  • sloth — I noun acedia, apathy, desidia, disinclination to action, disinclination to labor, dullness, faineance, idleness, ignavia, inaction, inactivity, indifference, indolence, inertia, inertness, inexertion, languidness, laxness, laziness, leadenness,… …   Law dictionary

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