from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Lazy; indolent.
- adj. Of no use.
- adj. Ineffective; futile. See Synonyms at vain.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Resulting in no effect.
- adj. Reluctant to work or to exert oneself.
- adj. Having no reason for being (raison d’être); having no point, reason, or purpose.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Being at leisure or ease; unemployed; indolent; idle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Being at rest or ease; not at work; unemployed; inactive; idle.
- Made, done, or performed in a leisurely, half-hearted way; perfunctory, negligent; careless; hence, ineffective; vain; futile; to no purpose.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. disinclined to work or exertion
- adj. producing no result or effect
- adj. serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
Latin ōtiōsus, idle, from ōtium, leisure.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin ōtiōsus ("idle"), from ōtium ("ease") (Wiktionary)