repetitious

[rep-i-tish-uh s]
See more synonyms for repetitious on Thesaurus.com

Origin of repetitious

1665–75; < Latin repetīt(us) (past participle of repetere to repeat) + -ious
Related formsrep·e·ti·tious·ly, adverbrep·e·ti·tious·nes, nounnon·rep·e·ti·tious, adjectivenon·rep·e·ti·tious·ly, adverbnon·rep·e·ti·tious·ness, nounun·rep·e·ti·tious, adjectiveun·rep·e·ti·tious·ly, adverbun·rep·e·ti·tious·ness, noun
Can be confusedrepetitious repetitive
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018


Examples from the Web for repetitious

Contemporary Examples of repetitious

Historical Examples of repetitious


British Dictionary definitions for repetitious

repetitious

adjective
  1. characterized by unnecessary repetition
Derived Formsrepetitiously, adverbrepetitiousness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for repetitious
adj.

"employing repetition," often with suggestions of tiresomeness, 1670s, from Latin repetit-, past participle stem of repetere "do or say again" (see repeat (v.)) + -ous. Related: Repetitiously; repetitiousness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper