Synonyms and Antonyms of redundancy
1 the use of too many words to express an idea <even though the phrase “free gift” is a redundancy, many retailers still use it to assure customers that an item is really free> Synonyms circumlocution, diffuseness, diffusion, garrulity, garrulousness, logorrhea, long-windedness, periphrasis, prolixity, verbiage, verbalism, verboseness, verbosity, windiness, wordage, wordinessRelated Words circuitousness, circularity, digressiveness; pleonasm, tautology; reiteration, repetition, repetitiousness, repetitiveness; embellishment, embroidering, exaggeration, hyperbole, overstatementNear Antonyms brevity, briefness, compactness, conciseness, concision, crispness, pithiness, succinctness, terseness
2 the state or an instance of going beyond what is usual, proper, or needed <there's a redundancy of high-priced restaurants in the area> Synonyms bellyful, fat, overabundance, overage, overflow, overkill, overmuch, overplus, oversupply, plethora, plus, excess, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplus, surplusageRelated Words abundance, bounty, plentitude, plenty, profusion, sufficiency; overproduction, overstockNear Antonyms dearth, lack, scarcity, wantAntonyms deficiency, deficit, insufficiency, undersupply
3 chiefly British the termination of the employment of an employee or a work force often temporarily <several dozen employees at the London office were lost to redundancy> Synonyms ax (or axe), discharge, dismissal, furlough, layoff [chiefly British]Related Words pink slip; bird [chiefly British], boot, bum's rush, downsizing, firing, heave-ho, sack; closing, shutdown; shakeout, shake-upNear Antonyms callback, recall, reemployment, rehire, rehiring
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