Definition of repetitive in English:



  • Containing or characterized by repetition, especially when unnecessary or tiresome.

    ‘a repetitive task’
    • ‘Jotted down, her words are broken, repetitive, a string of conventional pieties.’
    • ‘They were dreary, low-paid and repetitive and gave rise to strikes for a good reason.’
    • ‘This is a bit repetitive considering this scene is repeated later in another bonus feature.’
    • ‘It is the repetitive, untreated Chlamydial infections that can cause women to be sterile.’
    • ‘His coworkers seem to find his endless prattling about his dwindling sales repetitive and boring.’
    • ‘The woman is condemned to a repetitive round of complaints; the husband has chosen to insulate himself in silence.’
    • ‘For him, rhythms are incisive and repetitive - out of Stravinsky, but also connected to pop and jazz.’
    • ‘In the circumstances, the repetitive reading of the Koran day after day was a curious experience.’
    • ‘They go to work early in the morning, sit at work benches or in front of machines and perform the same repetitive tasks all day.’
    • ‘The same amateur eye finds the general configuration of passenger aircraft highly repetitive.’
    • ‘It's impressive, but ultimately like the previous album, one dimensional, repetitive and monotonous.’
    • ‘After the first half, it seems to run out of material and becomes repetitive.’
    • ‘The gameplay can also be, I'm afraid to say, boring and repetitive.’
    • ‘To say that the medium is inherently boring, repetitive, or juvenile is some straight up ignorance.’
    • ‘They have also removed some repetitive passages as well as certain entire sections in Books II and III.’
    • ‘No two spaces have the same dimensions and nothing is repetitive, except perhaps the door openings.’
    • ‘Employees worked long hours, performing repetitive and physically demanding tasks.’
    • ‘Its bureaucratic structures are fine for dealing with repetitive tasks but it cannot face new challenges.’
    • ‘It's just repetitive or uninteresting in terms of what already appears in the film.’
    • ‘The attritional, repetitive routine of the strike is draining just to read about.’
    monotonous, tedious, boring, uninteresting, humdrum, mundane, tiresome, wearisome, dreary, soul-destroying, mind-numbing
    unvaried, unchanging, unvarying, undiversified, lacking variety, recurrent, recurring, repeated, repetitious, routine, mechanical, automatic, clockwork
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