tautological - definition and synonyms

adjective linguistics 

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/ˌtɔːtəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/

or tautologous 

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/tɔːˈtɒləɡəs/

  1. a tautological statement, sentence etc repeats its meaning in an unnecessary way by using different words to say the same thing

    a tautological phrase such as ‘finished and done’

derived word

tautologically

 

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/ˌtɔːtəˈlɒdʒɪkli/
adverb