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adjective. not necessary or essential; needless; unessential. noun, plural un.
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desist. verbstop, refrain from. abandon. abstain. avoid.
adjectivenot allowed; prohibited. against the law. banned. barred. forbidden.
Usage. Most often, pleonasm is understood to mean a word or phrase which is useless, clichéd, or repetitive, but a pleonasm can also be simply an unremarkable use of idiom.
- I don't want to encumber myself with unnecessary luggage. - We should save unnecessary expenses. - There's no sense in taking unnecessary risks. - She often pothers herself over unnecessary details. - All this fuss is totally unnecessary. - The slaughter of whales is unnecessary and inhuman.
A pseudoword or non-word is a unit of speech or text that appears to be an actual word in a certain language, while in fact it has no meaning in the lexicon.
nonsense words (e.g. jabberwocky) nonce words (e.g. galumph) ghost words (e.g. dord)
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