repetitiousness


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rep·e·ti·tious

 (rĕp′ĭ-tĭsh′əs)
adj.
Filled with repetition, especially needless or tedious repetition.

rep′e·ti′tious·ly adv.
rep′e·ti′tious·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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My book clubbers were puzzled by Filipovic's repetitiousness. We learn, many times, that she grew up in suburban Seattle, moved East to attend New York University, and then lived happily in Brooklyn until the move to Africa with her boyfriend, for his job.
I doubled the number of "sans" ("sin") with the aim of signifying Berowne's affectedness by means of rhetorical excess instead of foreignness, and to provide Rosaline with a phrase that mocks Berowne's purposefully rhythmical repetitiousness for being jingle-ish: "Sin tanto 'sin sin'." All flaws and merits in my version depend on using a formal framework set a priori with the aim of obtaining in the host language effects akin to those originally inscribed in Shakespeare's deep text, not on its surface.
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.
Cumulatively, then, it was not just media reactivation that was identified as constraining and containing Islanders but also the predictable repetitiousness and perpetualness of it that is both cumulative, long-lasting, and future oriented: "But as time goes on...
Explain that when you find it necessary.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. But more often than not, the narrator is unreliable: he has forgotten, is "not in the mood," or will not continue because what happened is "utterly meaningless."
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.