(noun) the use of more words than those necessary to denote mere sense (as in the man he said); redundancy
Wallace refers to the Irish philosopher George Berkeley, whom he describes as "[...] a world-class pleonast [...]"
the OED definition follows
Christian Socialism' is pleonastic: nowadays you cannot hope for the fraternity which the Gospels preach without hoping that democratic governments will redistribute money and opportunity in a way that the market never will.
finally remembered the meaning of this word
Many of my fellow philosophers use the term 'postmodernist relativism' as if it were a pleonasm