Friday, March 28, 2008

New Vocabulary Word: Otiose

Our observant Mod-Blog audience may have noticed my penchant for vocabulary. I love to discover new words and their meanings. English is a rich language and it is fun to see all the places that various users have taken it. This article brought me to a new word: OTIOSE.

OTIOSE: (Oh - Tee - Ohs)
- serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being; "otiose lines in a play"; "advice is wasted words"
- futile: producing no result or effect; "a futile effort"; "the therapy was ineffectual"; "an otiose undertaking"; "an unavailing attempt"
- faineant: disinclined to work or exertion; "faineant kings under whose rule the country languished"; "an indolent hanger-on"; "too lazy to wash the dishes"; "shiftless idle youth"; "slothful employees"; "the unemployed are not necessarily work-shy"
Methinks we have discovered a wonderfully obscure new insult to use on friends and family members. ;-)

1 comment:

shadowmom1 said...

NOT family members!!! ;-0