repetitious

[ rep-i-tish-uh s ]
/ ˌrɛp ɪˈtɪʃ əs /

adjective

full of repetition, especially unnecessary and tedious repetition: a repetitious account of their vacation trip.

Origin of repetitious

1665–75; < Latin repetīt(us) (past participle of repetere to repeat) + -ious
Related forms
Can be confusedrepetitious repetitive
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British Dictionary definitions for repetitiously

repetitious

/ (ˌrɛpɪˈtɪʃəs) /

adjective

characterized by unnecessary repetition
Derived Formsrepetitiously, adverbrepetitiousness, 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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