repetitive

[ ri-pet-i-tiv ]
/ rɪˈpɛt ɪ tɪv /

adjective

pertaining to or characterized by repetition.

Origin of repetitive

1830–40; < Latin repetīt(us) (past participle of repetere to repeat) + -ive

Related forms

Can be confused

repetitious repetitive
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for repetitive

British Dictionary definitions for repetitive

repetitive

/ (rɪˈpɛtɪtɪv) /

adjective

characterized by or given to unnecessary repetition; boringdull, repetitive work

Derived Forms

repetitively, adverbrepetitiveness, 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