repetitious [rep-i- tish- uh s] Word Origin full of repetition, especially unnecessary and tedious repetition: a repetitious account of their vacation trip. Origin of repetitious 1665–75;
) (past participle of
-ious Related forms rep·e·ti·tious·ly, adverb rep·e·ti·tious·nes, noun non·rep·e·ti·tious, adjective non·rep·e·ti·tious·ly, adverb non·rep·e·ti·tious·ness, noun un·rep·e·ti·tious, adjective un·rep·e·ti·tious·ly, adverb un·rep·e·ti·tious·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for repetitiously characterized by unnecessary repetition Derived Forms repetitiously, adverb repetitiousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for repetitiously 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.
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