Definitions for "Otiose"
Being at leisure or ease; unemployed; indolent; idle.
lazy; indolent; of no use
One of the most important pieces of information that a glossary of idle terms can impart is this: The Latin word for "business" is negotium (as in "negotiate") - which means "not idling." Get it? Otium, or leisure, was once considered the true goal of life; and business was just what you did when you weren't idling. So how did "otiosity" come to mean "producing nothing of value?" See: IDLENESS, LEISURE.
producing no result or effect; "a futile effort"; "the therapy was ineffectual"; "an otiose undertaking"; "an unavailing attempt"
Keywords:  excuse, advice, wasted, serving, words
serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being; "otiose lines in a play"; "advice is wasted words"