pleonasm
[ plee-uh-naz-uhm ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Mid 16th century; Greek via late Latin from Greek pleonasmos, from pleonazein ‘be superfluous’
Synonyms
  • redundancy
  • repetition
  • verboseness
  • windiness
Antonyms
  • conciseness
Definition
the use of more words than are necessary to express an idea; redundancy
Example
When Annie said, "little tiny baby puppy" she was speaking with pleonasm.
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