adjective Date: 1675 characterized or marked by repetition; especially tediously repeating • repetitiously adverbrepetitiousness noun

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  • Repetitious — Rep e*ti tious ( t?sh ?s), a. Repeating; containing repetition. [U.S.] Dr. T. Dwight. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repetitious — I adjective duplicative, echoic, echoing, harping, incessant, invariable, monotonous, pleonastic, pleonastical, recapitulatory, recurrent, recurring, redundant, reduplicative, reechoed, reiterant, reiterative, repeated, repeating, repetitional,… …   Law dictionary

  • repetitious — 1670s, from L. repetit , pp. stem of repetere (see REPEAT (Cf. repeat)) + OUS (Cf. ous) …   Etymology dictionary

  • repetitious — [adj] wordy, tedious alliterative, boring, dull, echoic, iterant, iterative, longwinded, plangent, pleonastic, prolix, recapitulatory, redundant, reiterative, repeating, repetitive, resonant, tautological, verbose, windy; concept 553 Ant. concise …   New thesaurus

  • repetitious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having too much repetition; repetitive. DERIVATIVES repetitiously adverb repetitiousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • repetitious — [rep΄ə tishəs] adj. full of or characterized by repetition, esp. tiresome or boring repetition repetitiously adv. repetitiousness n …   English World dictionary

  • repetitious — repetitive, repetitious The meanings overlap, but repetitive is more than ten times as common as repetitious, and there is a difference of sense: repetitive is a more objective word and means ‘occurring repeatedly’: • A quiet but repetitive… …   Modern English usage

  • repetitious — [[t]re̱pɪtɪ̱ʃəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) Something that is repetitious involves actions or elements that are repeated many times and is therefore boring. The manifesto is long winded, repetitious and often ambiguous or poorly drafted. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • repetitious — repetitiously, adv. repetitiousnes, n. /rep i tish euhs/, adj. full of repetition, esp. unnecessary and tedious repetition: a repetitious account of their vacation trip. [1665 75; < L repetit(us) (ptp. of repetere to REPEAT) + IOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • repetitious — rep|e|ti|tious [ˌrepıˈtıʃəs] adj involving the same actions or using the same words many times, in a way that is boring ▪ repetitious work …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • repetitious — adjective saying the same thing several times: a boring, repetitious style …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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