Battologize
Battologize Bat*tol"o*gize (b[a^]t*t[o^]l"l[-o]*j[imac]z), v. t. To keep repeating needlessly; to iterate. --Sir T. Herbert. [1913 Webster]

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  • battologize — /beuh tol euh juyz /, v., battologized, battologizing. v.t. 1. to repeat (a word, phrase, mannerism, etc.) excessively. v.i. 2. (of writing or speaking) to repeat words, phrases, etc., to an excessive and tiresome degree. Also, esp. Brit.,… …   Universalium

  • battologize — /beuh tol euh juyz /, v., battologized, battologizing. v.t. 1. to repeat (a word, phrase, mannerism, etc.) excessively. v.i. 2. (of writing or speaking) to repeat words, phrases, etc., to an excessive and tiresome degree. Also, esp. Brit.,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • fill — Synonyms and related words: abide by, accommodate, act up to, adhere to, admit, advise, afford, allay, answer, assimilate, attend to, bag, bar, barrel, battologize, be enfeoffed of, be faithful to, be possessed of, be seized of, bellyful,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • go over — Synonyms and related words: apostacize, apostatize, autopsy, battologize, be blooded, be successful, bolt, bone, break away, canvass, catch on, change sides, check, check out, check over, check up on, click, come off, con, connect, contemplate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • go through — Synonyms and related words: battologize, be exposed to, be subjected to, beat the bushes, benumb, bite, blow, bring off, budget, burrow, carry into effect, carry into execution, carry off, carry out, carry through, chill, come through, cost, cost …   Moby Thesaurus

  • iterate — Synonyms and related words: battologize, fill, give an encore, go over, go through, ingeminate, pad, practice, reaffirm, reassert, recapitulate, recite, recount, rehash, rehearse, reissue, reiterate, renew, reprint, reprise, resay, restate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pad — Synonyms and related words: Domesday Book, abate, abiding place, abode, account book, address, address book, adversaria, aegis, air mattress, album, allay, alleviate, ambler, ambulate, anesthetize, ankle, annual, appease, appointment calendar,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • practice — Synonyms and related words: Gedankenexperiment, MO, accordance, acquittal, acquittance, act, acting, action, actions, activism, activity, acts, actually, addition, address, adherence, affectation, agency, air, algorithm, application, apprentice,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • recapitulate — Synonyms and related words: abbreviate, abridge, abstract, add up, battologize, bob, boil down, capsulize, cast up, cipher up, clip, compress, condense, contract, count up, crop, curtail, cut, cut back, cut down, cut off short, cut short, detail …   Moby Thesaurus

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