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synonyms for tautological

  • pleonastic
  • redundant
  • reiterating
  • reiterative
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How to use tautological in a sentence

There is the tautological talker, or the human self-repeater.
TALKS ON TALKINGGRENVILLE KLEISER
It is called vulgar in English; and indeed the addition of here or there is generally tautological.
DISSERTATION ON THE ENGLISH LANGUAGENOAH WEBSTER, JR.
But the painter sometimes signed his name Franciscus Francia, a form which on Morelli's hypothesis would be tautological.
A POPULAR HANDBOOK TO THE NATIONAL GALLERY, VOLUME I, FOREIGN SCHOOLSVARIOUS
Therefore they give to the world the wholly vacuous, or merely tautological theory of causation—viz.
THOUGHTS ON RELIGIONGEORGE JOHN ROMANES
But at once we perceive that this is a tautological expression, for what I please to do is simply what I choose.
PARALLEL PATHSTHOMAS WILLIAM ROLLESTON
Nobody that I remember criticised the tautological expression, "The progress of this army must be forward."
THE CREED OF THE OLD SOUTH 1865-1915BASIL L. GILDERSLEEVE
He is likely to express himself in a tautological, careless, or even illogical fashion.
THE COMMON PEOPLE OF ANCIENT ROMEFRANK FROST ABBOTT
III.131 'Brutish' is by no means tautological here, the antithetic sense of human brutes being most artfully implied.
THE NEW HUDSON SHAKESPEARE: JULIUS CAESARWILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
He is a son, a man-child; and the at first sight tautological information appears to hint at more than the mere sex of the child.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE BOOK OF REVELATIONWILLIAM MILLIGAN
The exuberant expression is not tautological, but emotional.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE PSALMS, VOL. 2ALEXANDER MACLAREN
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WORDS RELATED TO TAUTOLOGICAL

  • bombastic
  • de trop
  • diffuse
  • extra
  • extravagant
  • inessential
  • inordinate
  • long-winded
  • loquacious
  • oratorical
  • padded
  • palaverous
  • periphrastic
  • pleonastic
  • prolix
  • reiterating
  • spare
  • supererogatory
  • superfluous
  • supernumerary
  • surplus
  • tautological
  • unnecessary
  • unwanted
  • verbose
  • wordy
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