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Definition of pleonastic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pleonastic

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌpliːəˈnæstɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpliːəˈnæstɪk//
 
(specialist)
 
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using more words than are necessary to express a meaning. For example, ‘see with your eyes’ is a pleonastic expression because the same meaning can be expressed using ‘see’.