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repetitious

[rep-i-tish-uh s] /ˌrɛp ɪˈtɪʃ əs/
adjective
1.
full of repetition, especially unnecessary and tedious repetition:
a repetitious account of their vacation trip.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; < Latin repetīt(us) (past participle of repetere to repeat) + -ious
Related forms
repetitiously, adverb
repetitiousnes, noun
nonrepetitious, adjective
nonrepetitiously, adverb
nonrepetitiousness, noun
unrepetitious, adjective
unrepetitiously, adverb
unrepetitiousness, noun
Can be confused
repetitious, repetitive.
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British Dictionary definitions for repetitiousnes

repetitious

/ˌrɛpɪˈtɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
characterized by unnecessary repetition
Derived Forms
repetitiously, adverb
repetitiousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for repetitiousnes

repetitious

adj.

"employing repetition," often with suggestions of tiresomeness, 1670s, from Latin repetit-, past participle stem of repetere "do or say again" (see repeat (v.)) + -ous. Related: Repetitiously; repetitiousness.

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