Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being otiose or of having nothing to do; ease; relief from labor; idleness.
  • noun Perfunctoriness; easy negligence; carelessness; ineffectiveness; futility.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare Leisure; indolence; idleness; ease.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state or quality of being otiose.

Etymologies

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From Middle French ociosité, from Latin otiositas, from Latin otiosus + -itas ("-ity").

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