Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Entry: otiose (adj.)


In context: "Pemulis, w/aid of 150 mg. of time-release Tenuate Dospan, almost dance a little post-transaction jig on his way up the steps of the otiose Cambridge bus..."

Definition: Here:

At leisure; at rest; idle; inactive; indolent, lazy.

but also:

Of belief, principle, thought, etc.: having no practical result; unfruitful, sterile; futile, pointless.



Other:

SNOOT score: 2

Page:216
 
Source: Oxford English Dictionary


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