otiosely
adverb see otiose

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • otiosely — See otiose. * * * …   Universalium

  • otiosely — oti·ose·ly …   English syllables

  • otiosely — adverb : in an otiose manner …   Useful english 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

  • 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

  • otiosity — See otiosely. * * * …   Universalium

  • otiose — [ əʊtɪəʊs, əʊʃɪ , z] adjective 1》 serving no practical purpose. 2》 archaic idle. Derivatives otiosely adverb Origin C18: from L. otiosus, from otium leisure …   English new terms dictionary

  • otiose — /ˈoʊtioʊs/ (say ohteeohs) adjective 1. at leisure; idle; indolent. 2. ineffective or futile. 3. superfluous or useless. {Latin ōtiōsus} –otiosely, adverb –otiosity /oʊtiˈɒsəti/ (say ohtee osuhtee), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • otiose — [ō′shē ōs΄, ōt′ēōs΄] adj. [L otiosus < otium, leisure] 1. Rare idle; indolent 2. ineffective; futile 3. useless; superfluous SYN. VAIN otiosely adv. otiosity [ō′shēäs′ə tē, ōt′ēäs′ə tē] n …   English World dictionary

  • otiose — adj. 1 serving no practical purpose; not required; functionless. 2 archaic indolent; futile. Derivatives: otiosely adv. otioseness n. Etymology: L otiosus f. otium leisure …   Useful english dictionary

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