pleonastic

Wikipedia: Pleonasm is the use of more words (or even word-parts) than necessary to express an idea clearly. The word comes originally from Greek πλεονασμός (“excess”).

Merriam Webster:

ple·o·nasm
Pronunciation: 'plE-&-"na-z&m
Function: noun
Etymology: Late Latin pleonasmus, from Greek pleonasmos, from pleonazein to be excessive, from pleiOn, pleOn more — more at PLUS
1 : the use of more words than those necessary to denote mere sense (as in the man he said) : REDUNDANCY
2 : an instance or example of pleonasm

Bless you this guy for introducing me to the word!

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