A historian may be a theist; but, so far as his work is concerned, this particular belief is otiose.
He is, however, in part an otiose deity and can hardly be said to rule over this otherworldly realm.
The riming of the two former syllables is unessential, and for the purpose of rime, accidental and otiose.
Otherwise it would result that the words name and alone would be otiose.
Searching comparisons between the arts of Strindberg and Shakespeare are otiose.
But to judge from the otiose majesty of some publishers, one would imagine that they had written at least "Childe Harold."
Women with otiose husbands have a task to preserve friendship.
As he which wolde go: otiose, or at best meaning no more than 'desiring to go'.
He is an absolute master of the otiose word, the superfluous sentence.
If they do this sufficiently, it is otiose and impertinent to entertain the notion of creating any new theatrical agency.
1794, "unfruitful, futile," from Latin otiosus "having leisure or ease,unoccupied, idle, not busy" (source of French oiseux, Spanish ocioso, Italian otioso), from otium "leisure, free time, freedom from business," of unknown origin. Meaning "at leisure, idle" is recorded from 1850. Cf. Latin phrase otium cum dignitate "leisure with dignity." Earlier adjective in English was otious- "at ease" (1610s), and Middle English had noun otiosity (late 15c.).