pleonastic

[ plee-uh-naz-uh m ]SEE DEFINITION OF pleonastic
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PLEONASTIC

"The universal opinion of all men" is a pleonastic expression often heard.

Soke means jurisdiction and sake and soke is but a pleonastic phrase, which means no more than soke.

This pleonastic use of a conjunction with the relative is common among illiterate writers and speakers to-day.

My banks, they are furnished,—the most straitest sect,—these are pleonastic expressions.

This very phrase held to service, standing alone, is the pleonastic definition of Slavery itself.

The other pleonastic suffixes mentioned under Prakrit are also employed in Marathi, but usually with specific senses.

Such modern forms made with one pleonastic suffix are called “strong forms,” while those made without it are called “weak forms.”

WORD ORIGIN

1778, with -ic + Greek pleonastos "abundant," from pleonazein (see pleonasm). Related: Pleonastical (1650s).

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