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