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Filled with repetition, especially needless or tedious repetition.

rep′e·ti′tious·ly adv.
rep′e·ti′tious·ness n.
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Noun1.repetitiousness - verboseness resulting from excessive repetitions
verboseness, verbosity - an expressive style that uses excessive or empty words
redundancy - repetition of messages to reduce the probability of errors in transmission
tautology - useless repetition; "to say that something is `adequate enough' is a tautology"
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Each of the ten victims is introduced in a different manner, which works to offset some of the repetitiousness of a book whose protagonists' fates are known at the outset.
Derrida, too, hints at this inherent repetitiousness of the experience of magic in Specters of Marx, when he argues that "[a] conjuring trick in fact multiplies itself, it gets carried away with itself, and is unleashed in a series" (159).
This kind of inequality, noted Hamermesh, includes "jobs' dangers, their unpleasantness (dirtiness, repetitiousness, and so forth), and perhaps even the esteem in which they are held" and, like income inequality, is falling more and more on the shoulders of low-wage workers.
It took much of the emotional dynamic out of the piece in favour of a simplistic, formulaic approach to both the beat and the repetitiousness of the choruses and the instrumental lines.
The brevity, sparseness, generality and repetitiousness of the Tataiako text stands in strong contrast to the nature of the text of MC&T, with its detailed exposition of ideas, coherent argument and robust advice to teachers.
People are not stupid, and most of them are not evil, however, their memories are dulled by distractions, and their mindsets are moulded by the tedious repetitiousness of a media that is committed to selling The Lie.
Despite the repetitiousness of our history, there is nothing necessary about it.
Sometimes an overall impression -- of dread, misfortune, or pleasure -- can be ascertained despite the vagueness, circularity, and repetitiousness.
In the same manner, these fu have a circularity and repetitiousness that is inescapable, attempting to depict an ongoing state of absence that is difficult to dramatize.
Even in its repetitiousness, wordiness, and overanalysis of motive, it is a commanding performance by a young man of 25 whose gifts are impressive and whose failures are a matter of reach rather than grasp.
Swept along by the oceanic prose, an enraptured reader would hardly notice the repetitiousness and verbal excesses that irritated some of Wolfe's critics and even his admirers.
As Marston, Jones, and Woodward note "This relation allows us to emphasize the importance of both the apparently extensive repetitiousness of the world and its intensive capacities for change and newness.