noun see otiose

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  • otioseness — oti·ose·ness …   English syllables

  • otioseness — noun ( es) : 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

  • laziness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. indolence, slothfulness, sloth, lethargy, inactivity, slackness, sluggishness, dullness, lackadaisicalness, torpidness, heaviness, inertia, inertness, drowsiness, supineness, passivity, languor, languidness, languorousness …   English dictionary for students

  • dereliction — n 1. negligence, negligency, neglect, delinquency, remissness, Obs. indiligence; laxity, slackness, looseness, Fr. laissez aller; slovenliness, sloppiness, shoddiness; carelessness, inaccuracy, inexactitude, inexactness. 2. disregard, omission,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • indolence — n laziness, idleness, otiosity, otioseness, faindance, faineancy, shiftlessness; procrastination, dilatoriness, slothfulness, sluggardliness, laggardness; slowness, slow motion, heaviness, loginess, sluggishness, lethargy, slackness, languidness …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • lassitude — n 1. languor, languidness, lethargy, sluggishness, loginess, heaviness, slow motion, slowness; drowsiness, sleepiness, soporiferousness, oscitance, oscitancy; stagnation, stagnancy, stagnance, inaction, inactivity, inactiveness, inexertion,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • neglect — v 1. disregard, take no note or notice of, pass over, pretermit; ignore, overlook, look the other way, blink at, wink at, connive at; let [s.t.] ride, gloss over, make light of, shake off; pass by, Inf. give [s.t.] a miss. 2. omit, forget, lose… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • passiveness — n 1. unresponsiveness, undemonstrativeness, dispassion, stoicism, philosophi calness; impassiveness, impassivity, stolidity, stolidness, bovinity; imperturbability, unprovokability; cool, coolness, composure. 2. inactivity, nonparticipation,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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