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repetitiousness

Definitions

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  • n. The state of being repetitious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being repetitious.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. verboseness resulting from excessive repetitions

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Examples

  • The repetitiousness of sports writing mars some of the on-court passages: Markovits's descriptions of the game have neither Updike's erotic charge in Rabbit, Run nor the fuller-throated late-Beat rhythms of Bob Levin's neglected classic The Best Ride to New York.

    Playing Days by Benjamin Markovits

  • For while the New York Times was critical of its repetitiousness and verbosity, and critics like Bergen Evans—who would later achieve fame as the question supervisor on The $64,000 Question on TV—found the “cumbrousness of his supernatural machinery” hard going, there was praise for the moral intent of the book, and also for its lyricism and humor.

    Storyteller

  • If these failed to produce the results sought, interrogators escalated to waterboarding, as was done to Abu Zubaydah "at least 83 times during August 2002" and Khalid Sheikh Mohammad 183 times in March 2003 -- so many times, in fact, that the repetitiousness of the act can only be considered convincing testimony to the seductive sadism of CIA-style torture.

    Alfred W. McCoy: Confronting the CIA's Mind Maze

  • But listening to the speakers as they followed each other to the microphone, I was struck by a repetitiousness which after a while seemed almost burlesque.

    Jim Lampley: Patriotism vs. Ethnocentrism

  • But the repetitiousness got on my nerves; cynicism set in.

    Philocrites: What more do you want?

  • Some interesting plot touches, social insights, and deductive strokes lead up to a good surprise solution, but the excessive repetitiousness and laggardly pace put this one below the author's best.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • Still it's hard to argue with a bestseller: Clearly, for many, the action set pieces and re-search nuggets are sufficiently entertaining to justify the extraneous detail and repetitiousness.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • And the repetitiousness, despite Buñuel's fascination with it as technique and tenet, was often due more to neglect and carelessness on the part of French editors than to Buñuel's taste for oneiric games.

    Bunuel's Voice

  • Practically every reviewer, including those who have praised it highly, has remarked upon its insensitivity to the ordinary conventions of grammar and literary craftsmanship, its repetitiousness, and near incomprehensibleness.

    The Rise of Private Man

  • We have talked to each other too long, we repeat ourselves endlessly: we make a cult of erudite repetitiousness and call it intellectualism, and we exalt the footnote and the quotation to the station of sacred rubrics.

    The Banality of Liberalism

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