Antonyms of adj otiose

3 senses of otiose

Sense 1
otiose, pointless, purposeless, senseless, superfluous, wasted -- (serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being; "otiose lines in a play"; "advice is wasted words"; "a pointless remark"; "a life essentially purposeless"; "senseless violence")

INDIRECT (VIA worthless) -> valuable -- (having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange; "a valuable diamond")

Sense 2
futile, ineffectual, otiose, unavailing -- (producing no result or effect; "a futile effort"; "the therapy was ineffectual"; "an otiose undertaking"; "an unavailing attempt")

INDIRECT (VIA useless) -> useful, utile -- (being of use or service; "the girl felt motherly and useful"; "a useful job"; "a useful member of society")

Sense 3
faineant, indolent, lazy, otiose, slothful, work-shy -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA idle) -> busy -- (actively or fully engaged or occupied; "busy with her work"; "a busy man"; "too busy to eat lunch")

Similarity of adj otiose

3 senses of otiose

Sense 1
otiose, pointless, purposeless, senseless, superfluous, wasted -- (serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being; "otiose lines in a play"; "advice is wasted words"; "a pointless remark"; "a life essentially purposeless"; "senseless violence")
       => worthless (vs. valuable) -- (lacking in usefulness or value; "a worthless idler")

Sense 2
futile, ineffectual, otiose, unavailing -- (producing no result or effect; "a futile effort"; "the therapy was ineffectual"; "an otiose undertaking"; "an unavailing attempt")
       => useless (vs. useful) -- (having no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully; "a kitchen full of useless gadgets"; "she is useless in an emergency")

Sense 3
faineant, indolent, lazy, otiose, slothful, work-shy -- (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")
       => idle (vs. busy) -- (not in action or at work; "an idle laborer"; "idle drifters"; "the idle rich"; "an idle mind")

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