Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Characterized by pleonasm or redundancy; of the nature of pleonasm; redundant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to pleonasm; of the nature of pleonasm; redundant.

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  • adjective Of, or relating to pleonasm.
  • adjective Using an excessive number of words; especially using different words having the same meaning.

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

  • adjective repetition of same sense in different words

Etymologies

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From pleonasm from Late Latin pleonasmus, from Ancient Greek πλεονασμός (pleonasmos), from πλεονάζω (pleonazō, "I am superfluous"), from πλείων (pleiōn, "more").

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