Pleonastic Ple`o*nas"tic, Pleonastical Ple`o*nas"tic*al, a. [Cf. F. pl['e]onastique.] Of or pertaining to pleonasm; of the nature of pleonasm; redundant. [1913 Webster]

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  • pleonastic — index extraneous, needless, prolix, redundant, repetitious, turgid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • pleonastic — 1778, with adj. suffix IC (Cf. ic) + Gk. pleonastos “abundant,” from pleonazein “to be superfluous,” in grammatical use, “to add superfluously” (see PLEONASM (Cf. pleonasm)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pleonastic — adjective repetition of same sense in different words a true fact and a free gift are pleonastic expressions the phrase a beginner who has just started is tautological at the risk of being redundant I return to my original proposition J.B.Conant… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pleonastic — adjective see pleonasm …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pleonastic — See pleonasm. * * * …   Universalium

  • pleonastic — adjective a) Of, or relating to pleonasm. b) Using an excessive number of words; especially using different words having the same meaning. Syn: redundant …   Wiktionary

  • pleonàstic — ple|o|nàs|tic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • pleonastic — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. repetitious, wordy, redundant; see oratorical , verbose . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Using or containing an excessive number of words: diffuse, long winded, periphrastic, prolix, redundant, verbose, wordy. See… …   English dictionary for students

  • pleonastic — ple·o·nas·tic || ‚plɪəʊ næstɪk adj. verbose, redundant, using too many words to express an idea …   English contemporary dictionary

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