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synonyms for pleonastic

  • bombastic
  • chatty
  • diffuse
  • discursive
  • flatulent
  • gabby
  • garrulous
  • inflated
  • lengthy
  • long-winded
  • loquacious
  • palaverous
  • periphrastic
  • prolix
  • rambling
  • redundant
  • rhetorical
  • tedious
  • turgid
  • verbose
  • voluble
  • windy
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How to use pleonastic in a sentence

Do you fear to quote the sublimated utterances of the perspicacious, although pleonastic philosopher?
PUNCHINELLO, VOL. 1, NO. 24, SEPTEMBER 10, 1870VARIOUS
Soke means jurisdiction and sake and soke is but a pleonastic phrase, which means no more than soke.
DOMESDAY BOOK AND BEYONDFREDERIC WILLIAM MAITLAND
My banks, they are furnished,—the most straitest sect,—these are pleonastic expressions.
A HANDBOOK OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGEROBERT GORDON LATHAM
Johnson's emendation, though pleonastic, makes least change upon the text of the Folios.
THE NEW HUDSON SHAKESPEARE: JULIUS CAESARWILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
The other pleonastic suffixes mentioned under Prakrit are also employed in Marathi, but usually with specific senses.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 17, SLICE 6VARIOUS
The king he is just, dealt with as a single sentence, is undoubtedly pleonastic.
A HANDBOOK OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGEROBERT GORDON LATHAM
How emphatically he puts it in the almost pleonastic language, "Surely nothing but a breath is every man, stand he ever so firm."
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE PSALMS, VOL. 2ALEXANDER MACLAREN
Is there not something pleonastic in the title "Fantaisie-Impromptu?"
FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
"The universal opinion of all men" is a pleonastic expression often heard.
THE VERBALISTTHOMAS EMBLY OSMUN, (AKA ALFRED AYRES)
This pleonastic use of a conjunction with the relative is common among illiterate writers and speakers to-day.
HISTORY OF THE PLAGUE IN LONDONDANIEL DEFOE
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WORDS RELATED TO PLEONASTIC

  • pleonastic
  • roundabout
  • tautologous
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