Definitions for: Pleonasm

[n] using more words than necessary; "a tiny little child"

Webster (1913) Definition: Ple"o*nasm,, n. [L. pleonasmus, Gr. ?, fr. ? to be
more than enough, to abound, fr.?, neut. of ?, more, compar.
of ? much. See Full, a., and cf. Poly-, Plus.] (Rhet.)
Redundancy of language in speaking or writing; the use of
more words than are necessary to express the idea; as, I saw
it with my own eyes.

See Also: verboseness, verbosity

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