PLEONASM By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 noun. a type of verbal redundancy wherein too many words are utilized to display a concept or idea. PLEONASM: "Pleonasms are often used in children's books." Related Psychology Terms PANTOMIME AUTOCLITIC WHOLE-WORD METHOD COUNTERSUGGESTION WORD APPROXIMATION ANIMATE NOUN NONVERBAL BEHAVIOR NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION (NVC) REDUNDANCY ANALYSIS VISUAL DYSLEXIA Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PLEONASM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/pleonasm/ (accessed August 6, 2020).