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pleonastic (adj.)

"characterized by pleonasm, redundant in language, using more words than are necessary to express an idea," 1778, with -ic + Greek pleonastos "abundant," from pleonazein (see pleonasm). Related: Pleonastical (1650s).

updated on July 10, 2020

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Definitions of pleonastic from WordNet

pleonastic (adj.)
repetition of same sense in different words; "at the risk of being redundant I return to my original proposition"- J.B.Conant;
`a true fact' and `a free gift' are pleonastic expressions
Synonyms: redundant / tautologic / tautological
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