Notes: Another handy word to know, but was a stranger to me
The word tautologous means “involving unnecessary repetition of an idea, especially in different words. As an example, “a good-looking beautiful woman” is a tautologous expression.
This word came into English in the mid-1600s
Background / Comments
This word comes from Greek: tauto- (same) — which is itself a contraction of to auto (the same) — plus -logy (word).