PLEONASM [PLEE-uh-naz-uh m]: use of too many words to make a point

pleonasm

I’m the worst!    I am forever being told to simplify my language.  It seems I use too many words to make a point.  I’m guilty of chronic pleonasm.  Somebody reading something I wrote recently said to me, “Eliminate 90% of your adjectives.  You will still make your point, and the reader won’t get bored before […]