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pleonasm

  

      n     (Rhetoric)  
1    the use of more words than necessary or an instance of this, such as a tiny little child  
2    a word or phrase that is superfluous  
     (C16: from Latin pleonasmus, from Greek pleonasmos excess, from pleonazein to be redundant)  
  pleonastic      adj  
  pleonastically      adv  
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pleonasm

  
  
circuitousness, circumlocution, convolution, periphrasis, redundancy, repetition, tautology, verbiage, verbosity, wordiness  

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