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Using more words than necessary
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The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Pleonasm \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...
Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 (context uncountable rhetoric English) redundancy in wording. 2 (context countable English) A phrase involving pleonasm, that is, a phrase in which one or more words are redundant as their meaning is expressed elsewhere in the phrase.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"redundancy in words," 1580s, from Late Latin pleonasmus , from Greek pleonasmos , from pleonazein "to be more than enough, to be superfluous," in grammatical use, "to add superfluously," from comb. form of pleon "more" (see pleio- ).
Word definitions in WordNet
n. using more words than necessary; "a tiny little child"
Word definitions in Wikipedia
Pleonasm (; , ) is the use of more words or parts of words than is necessary or sufficient for clear expression: examples are black darkness , burning fire , or people's democracy . Such redundancy is, by traditional rhetorical criteria , a manifestation...
Usage examples of pleonasm.
Young policemen try to find variations on this abominable phrase: a notion of diminishing its brutality through euphemism and cliche: a pleonasm since every euphemism is a cliche.