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Word of the Week: Tautological


– needless repetition of an idea, esp. in words other than those of the immediate context, without imparting additional force or clearness, as in “widow woman.”

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  • areyouscreening

    That's a somewhat misleading definition in that it doesn't give a full idea of the word I think. Trivially true is better, or meaninglessly redundant – as in saying, “She's a widow… and a woman,” wherein gender has not only been established once in the initial statement, but twice.

  • You may be right. I augmented the definition.

  • You may be right. I augmented the definition.

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