Definition of pleonastic in US English:



  • See pleonasm

    • ‘Such usages are sometimes described as barbarous and pleonastic, but such criticism does not affect their widespread use.’
    • ‘However, he also sets out to show that such ontologies are not merely pleonastic, but also that an alternative account can be given free of all the difficulties mentioned.’
    • ‘Rather, through his pleonastic use of quietness, Mahler seems here to score a parody of sentimentality.’
    • ‘But the concept of free action would seem to be pleonastic on the analysis of freedom in terms of the ability to get what one wants.’