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Proudly battologizing since 1896
[mod. Latin battologia from Greek, from battos stammerer]
A needless and tiresome repetition in speaking or writing.
Battology is a needless and tiresome repetition in speaking or writing. It should be avoided in speaking and writing as it is tiresome and needless. Doing so is called battologizing, which means to repeat a word or phrase needlessly. This is exceptionally tiresome and best avoided as it's needless.