EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OTIOSE
Compare the supreme being of the Caribs, beneficent, otiose, unadored.
Women with otiose husbands have a task to preserve friendship.
But in the great work of redemption the will of man cannot be otiose.
He is an absolute master of the otiose word, the superfluous sentence.
It appears to me that these affable familiar ghosts, practically serviceable, had cast the otiose Atahocan into the background.
The Bible is verbally inspired at least in the sense that nothing in it is otiose; every word is meant.
He is, however, in part an otiose deity and can hardly be said to rule over this otherworldly realm.
Otherwise it would result that the words name and alone would be otiose.
But to judge from the otiose majesty of some publishers, one would imagine that they had written at least "Childe Harold."
As he which wolde go: otiose, or at best meaning no more than 'desiring to go'.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR OTIOSE
- in vain
- no dice
- on a treadmill
- out the window
- save one's breath
- to no avail
- to no effect
- to no purpose