Synonyms for (adjective) otiose

Synonyms: indolent, otiose, slothful, work-shy, lazy, faineant

Definition: disinclined to work or exertion

Usage: 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

Similar words: idle

Definition: not in action or at work

Usage: an idle laborer; idle drifters; the idle rich; an idle mind


Synonyms: futile, unavailing, otiose, ineffectual

Definition: producing no result or effect

Usage: a futile effort; the therapy was ineffectual; an otiose undertaking; an unavailing attempt

Similar words: useless

Definition: having no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully

Usage: a kitchen full of useless gadgets; she is useless in an emergency


Synonyms: otiose, superfluous, purposeless, pointless, senseless, wasted

Definition: serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being

Usage: otiose lines in a play; advice is wasted words; a pointless remark; a life essentially purposeless; senseless violence

Similar words: worthless

Definition: lacking in usefulness or value

Usage: a worthless idler