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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Definitions for battology

  1. wearisome repetition of words in speaking or writing.

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Citations for battology
They weren't political or surrealist, they weren't witty or comic. They were only the monotonous evidence of a civic battology. George Friel, Mr Alfred M.A., 1972
I kept volleying this along the walls of my skull, aspiring by battology to battle. Tibor Fischer, The Thought Gang, 1994
Origin of battology
Battology entered English in the late 1500s from the Greek word battologia meaning "speaking stammeringly" from battos meaning "stammerer" and -logia meaning "one who speaks (in a certain manner)."