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Meaning of "pleonastic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PLEONASTIC

pleonastic  [pliːəˈnæstɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PLEONASTIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pleonastic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES PLEONASTIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Pleonasm

Pleonasm is the use of more words or parts of words than is necessary for clear expression: examples are black darkness, or burning fire. Such redundancy is, by traditional rhetorical criteria, a manifestation of tautology.

Definition of pleonastic in the English dictionary

The definition of pleonastic in the dictionary is of or relating to pleonasm.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PLEONASTIC


drastic
ˈdræstɪk
dynastic
daɪˈnæstɪk
elastic
ɪˈlæstɪk
enthusiastic
ɪnˌθjuːzɪˈæstɪk
epinastic
ˌɛpɪˈnæstɪk
fantastic
fænˈtæstɪk
gymnastic
dʒɪmˈnæstɪk
hyponastic
ˌhaɪpəˈnæstɪk
mastic
ˈmæstɪk
monastic
məˈnæstɪk
nyctinastic
ˌnɪktɪˈnæstɪk
photonastic
ˌfəʊtəˈnæstɪk
plastic
ˈplæstɪk
predynastic
ˌpriːdaɪˈnæstɪk
sarcastic
sɑːˈkæstɪk
scholastic
skəˈlæstɪk
seismonastic
ˈsaɪzməˌnæstɪk
semimonastic
ˌsemɪməˈnæstɪk
stochastic
stɒˈkæstɪk
thermoplastic
ˌθɜːməʊˈplæstɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PLEONASTIC

pleochroic
pleochroism
pleomorphic
pleomorphism
pleomorphous
pleomorphy
pleon
pleonal
pleonasm
pleonast
pleonaste
pleonastical
pleonastically
pleonectic
pleonexia
pleopod
plerion
plerocercoid
pleroma
pleromatic

WORDS THAT END LIKE PLEONASTIC

antineoplastic
bombastic
domestic
dysplastic
foam plastic
hyperplastic
hypoplastic
inelastic
lymphoblastic
megaloblastic
myeloblastic
orgastic
orgiastic
phantastic
pyroclastic
reinforced plastic
Silastic
spastic
trophoblastic
unenthusiastic
viscoelastic

Synonyms and antonyms of pleonastic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PLEONASTIC»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «pleonastic» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of pleonastic

Translation of «pleonastic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PLEONASTIC

Find out the translation of pleonastic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of pleonastic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «pleonastic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

pleonastic
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pleonasmo
570 millions of speakers

English

pleonastic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

pleonastic
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

زائدة عن الحاجة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

pleonastic
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pleonastic
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

pleonastic
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pléonastique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pleonastic
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

pleonastisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

pleonastic
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

pleonastic
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pleonastic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

rườm rà
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

pleonastic
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दांपत्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

pleonastic
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pleonastico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pleonastic
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

pleonastic
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pleonastic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

pleonastic
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

pleonastisch
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

pleonastic
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

pleonastic
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pleonastic

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PLEONASTIC»

The term «pleonastic» is normally little used and occupies the 146.325 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PLEONASTIC» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «pleonastic» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «pleonastic» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pleonastic

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PLEONASTIC»

Discover the use of pleonastic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pleonastic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Anaphora Processing: Linguistic, Cognitive and Computational ...
3.3 Pleonastic It Statistics Pleonastic pronouns are not considered anaphoric ( since they don't have an antecedent) but identifying such occurrences is important so that the coreference resolution system will not try to resolve them.
António Branco, Tony McEnery, Ruslan Mitkov, 2005
2
Mind Ascribed: An Elaboration and Defence of Interpretivism
Hijacking a term from Stephen Schiffer (2003), I shall use the expression ' pleonastic property' when I talk about properties in the deflationary sense, which will be articulated more fully below. The word 'pleonastic' means something excessive ...
Bruno Mölder, 2010
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Propositions:
Schiffer's argument for the idea of propositions as pleonastic entities is in line with what he says about other entities that he takes to be pleonastic such asficta and properties for example. According to Schiffer, a pleonastic entity is one that is  ...
Massimiliano Carrara, Elisabetta Sacchi, 2006
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Linguistics for Everyone: An Introduction
This evidence comes from a syntactic phenomdo insertion enon called (10 insertion. inserti°n_°f _ When you read about negation, SAI, and tag questions above, you may pleonastic do into . . . . empty Aux to form have notlced that the ...
Kristin Denham, Anne Lobeck, 2012
5
Linguistics Across Historical and Geographical Boundaries
tic meaning differences. The study is based on data obtained from sixteen speakers in Santiago, Chile. The use of pleonastic clitics, however, is more or less frequent in most nonstandard varieties of Spanish. (7) Y el la fue a dejar\a y entonces ...
Dieter Kastovsky, A. J. Szwedek, Jacek Fisiak, 1986
6
Edgar Allan Poe: Rhetoric and Style
We should distinguish between: • simple doublet (words connected by a coordinator but not by meaning) • pleonastic doublet (words so connected that overlap in meaning largely or entirely) • antithetical doublet (words so connected that are ...
Brett Zimmerman, 2005
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Variation and Change in Morphology: Selected Papers from the ...
To sum up, it may be said that the prediction of loss is borne out by the facts in Latvian and its dialects: the highly marked pleonastic morphology is no longer part of the system. The new word-forms are more in line with the no-redundancy ...
Franz Rainer, 2010
8
Talking Appalachian: Voice, Identity, and Community
Pleonastic Pronouns In contrast to the preceding stigmatized features, which are on the decline in West Virginia, the use of pleonastic pronouns is holding steady. Pleonastic pronouns occur when a speaker follows a noun phrase with a ...
Amy D. Clark, Nancy M. Hayward, 2013
9
Conditionals: A Comprehensive Empirical Analysis
Pleonastic conditionals These are rhetorical conditionals in which the Q-clause is a repetition of the P-clause: (717) a. ["I can't reach him. He must have switched off his mobile phone." — "Well,] if you can't reach him, you can't reach him.
Renaat Declerck, Susan Reed, 2001
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The English Language
In many Pleonastic expressions we may suppose an interruption of the sentence, and after that an abrupt renewal of it; as the King — he reigns. The fact of the word he neither qualifying nor explaining the word King, distinguishes Pleonasm  ...
Robert Gordon Latham, 1841

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PLEONASTIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pleonastic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Manchester United unveil Schweinsteiger at Old Trafford
With Morgan Schneiderlin set to follow, Manchester United are on the verge of possessing the most periphrastic, pleonastic, sesquipedalian ... «Celebrity Cafe - Entertainment News, Jul 15»
2
Restoring pride in way Appalachians speak
Hazen's team says this feature is fading. ENDURING FEATURES Pleonastic or redundant pronouns: This can be found when a speaker follows ... «Fredericksburg.com, Jul 15»
3
A push to restore pride in the way Appalachians speak
Culicerto remarks that in their relationship, both sets of parents ask the couple out to meals, showing an example of a pleonastic — or ... «Minnesota Public Radio News, Jul 15»
4
Official: Manchester United Sign Bastian Schweinsteiger From …
With Morgan Schneiderlin set to follow, Manchester United are on the verge of possessing the most periphrastic, pleonastic, sesquipedalian ... «Who Ate All The Pies, Jul 15»
5
CJ's decision in presidential third term case is irretrievably flawed …
The judgment is arguably tendentious, occasionally pleonastic, bereft of sustained rationality, and strangely and curiously, not to mention ... «Stabroek News, Jul 15»
6
As a grammarian contrarian, I love opposites. But what about …
... involving the word oxymoron, such as oxymoronic pleonasm or pleonastic oxymoron (a pleonasm is a linguistic redundancy like burning fire). «The Guardian, May 15»
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Life Without a Cellphone -- Part 4-D: Um, Okay? (Inconclusive …
I am pleonastic on the page. Would my reluctance even stretch beyond the stereotypical prophet's to manifest itself as Jeremiah's eventual ... «Huffington Post, Apr 15»
8
Oxford University Press, 2014
Slote, when speaking about love, uses also a combo "love and friendship", or even a kind of pleonastic formula, "genuine love and deep ... «Metapsychology, Mar 15»
9
Though The Heavens Fall, Part 1
... did have a father with the delightfully pleonastic name of Phil Love, as his not-entirely-credible death certificate will claim many decades on, ... «Oxford American, Feb 15»
10
Here Are All the Republicans Who Think Romney Needs to Go the …
The Washington Post columnist told Romney to keep moving, as he was, in Will's characteristically pleonastic phrasing, “less than nimble at the ... «Mediaite, Jan 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Pleonastic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/pleonastic>. Jul 2020 ».
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