pleonastic

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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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pleonastic (comparative more pleonastic, superlative most pleonastic)

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

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