battology

battology

(bæˈtɒlədʒɪ)
n
formal the unnecessary repetition of words
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battology

futile repetition in speech or writing.
See also: Language Style, Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices
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The "language mirror," if we may use the expression, leaves traces at even the level of letters, because to speak about "the dislike for battology" as one of Watt's traits seems excessive to us (165).