rep·​e·​ti·​tious | \ ˌre-pə-ˈti-shəs How to pronounce repetitious (audio) \

Definition of repetitious

: characterized or marked by repetition especially : tediously repeating

Other Words from repetitious

repetitiously adverb
repetitiousness noun

Examples of repetitious in a Sentence

He was bored by the repetitious work. Her writing can be repetitious.
Recent Examples on the Web In the cybersecurity world, automation provides scale and consistency that can be used to deliver repetitious work and react fast to certain conditions. Eoin Keary, Forbes, 3 June 2022 The complaints about Lucky Charms have been magically repetitious, so to speak. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 7 May 2022 All those traditional whines and whimpers about how the guild and other pre-Oscar awards ruin everything with repetitious wins have been silenced. Los Angeles Times, 22 Mar. 2022 These range from former hospitality workers who have grown tired of typically low wages and varied working hours to assembly workers tired of repetitious work and limited growth opportunities. Phil Blair, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Mar. 2022 State laboratories offered lower wages, less status and mostly repetitious tasks. Richard Conniff, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 Feb. 2022 Invincible is a complete comic series, meaning the meandering and repetitious dread that eventually saddled Kirkman's other TV series may be avoidable with this one. Ars Staff, Ars Technica, 31 Dec. 2021 As Miles Surrey wrote in The Ringer, when movie characters are trapped in a repetitious cycle, often the only way to break them is by looking within themselves. Lewis Gordon, Vulture, 8 Oct. 2021 However, within another ten years or so, this style too grew optically familiar, repetitious, flat, similarly systematized, at the same scales, with the same colors. Jerry Saltz, Vulture, 21 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of repetitious

1673, in the meaning defined above

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“Repetitious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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