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pleonastic

[ plee-uh-nas-tik ]
/ ˌpli əˈnæs tɪk /
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adjective

relating to or having the characteristics of pleonasm; needlessly wordy or redundant: pleonastic expressions such as “I heard it with my own ears.”

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Origin of pleonastic

First recorded in 1775–80; see origin at pleonasm, -tic
See wordy.
ple·o·nas·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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