Perissology Per`is*sol"o*gy, n. [L. perissologia, Gr. ?; ? odd, superfluous + ? discourse.] Superfluity of words. [R.] --G. Campbell. [1913 Webster]

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  • perissology — per·is·sol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • perissology — ˌperəˈsäləjē noun ( es) Etymology: Late Latin perissologia, from Greek, from perissologos speaking too much (from perissos + logos speech) + ia y more at legend archaic : superfluity of words …   Useful english dictionary

  • périssologie — [ perisɔlɔʒi ] n. f. • 1710; gr. perissologia, de perissos « superflu » ♦ Didact. Pléonasme fautif (ex. descendre en bas). ⇒ pléonasme, tautologie. Rhét. Procédé d insistance par répétition. ● périssologie nom féminin (bas latin perissologia,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Diffuseness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Diffuseness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 diffuseness diffuseness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 amplification amplification &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 dilating dilating &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 verbosity verbosity verbiage …   English dictionary for students

  • verbosity — n. Wordiness, macrology, prolixity, verboseness, perissology …   New dictionary of synonyms

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