from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • adj. repetition of same sense in different words


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



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