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repetitive (rɪˈpɛtɪtɪv Pronunciation for repetitive



  1. characterized by or given to unnecessary repetition; boring   ⇒ dull, repetitive work

Derived Forms

reˈpetitively adverb
reˈpetitiveness noun

Translations for 'repetitive'

  • British English: repetitivePronunciation for repetitive Repetitive actions are repeated many times and are therefore boring.Factory workers often do repetitive jobs.rɪˈpɛtɪtɪv ADJECTIVE
  • Arabic: مُتَكَرِّرPronunciation for مُتَكَرِّر
  • Brazilian Portuguese: repetitivoPronunciation for repetitivo repetitiva
  • Chinese: 重复的Pronunciation for 重复的
  • Croatian: repetitivanPronunciation for repetitivan repetitivna
  • Czech: opakující sePronunciation for opakující se
  • Danish: ensformigPronunciation for ensformig
  • Dutch: herhalend (zich)Pronunciation for herhalend (zich)
  • European Spanish: repetitivoPronunciation for repetitivo repetitiva
  • Finnish: itseään toistavaPronunciation for itseään toistava
  • French: répétitifPronunciation for répétitif
  • German: dauernd wiederholend (sich)Pronunciation for dauernd wiederholend (sich)
  • Greek: επαναληπτικόςPronunciation for επαναληπτικός επαναληπτική
  • Italian: ripetitivoPronunciation for ripetitivo ripetitiva
  • Japanese: 反復性のPronunciation for 反復性の
  • Korean: 반복적인Pronunciation for 반복적인
  • Norwegian: repeterendePronunciation for repeterende
  • Polish: powtarzający sięPronunciation for powtarzający się powtarzająca się
  • Portuguese: repetitivoPronunciation for repetitivo repetitiva
  • Romanian: repetabil repetabil, repetabilă, repetabili, repetabile
  • Russian: повторяющийсяPronunciation for повторяющийся повторяющаяся
  • Spanish: repetitivoPronunciation for repetitivo repetitiva
  • Swedish: enformigPronunciation for enformig enformigt
  • Thai: ที่ทำซ้ำซากPronunciation for ที่ทำซ้ำซาก
  • Turkish: tekrarlayanPronunciation for tekrarlayan
  • Ukrainian: повторюваний
  • Vietnamese: lặp đi lặp lạiPronunciation for lặp đi lặp lại

Example Sentences Including 'repetitive'

Broken bones on the backs of his hands indicated to investigators that the man probably had a repetitive , laborious job.
Toronto Sun (2003)
Close attention to detail, no matter how dull and repetitive , was what solved cases.
Anthony Masters CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD (2001)
Invariably there is too much detail and too little proof, and the cases are repetitive.
Independent (1999)
It must be hard, being bound by a baby's repetitive needs, feeling oneself prematurely condemned to the role of matron.
Murray, Stephen Death and Transfiguration
Mirroring an assembly-line, your service could consist of a set of repetitive actions performed by individuals with specialised skills.
Business Today (1999)
Put on some music, preferably something with a tribal feel, but anything with a good repetitive rhythm will do.
Amoda MOVING INTO ECSTASY: An Urban Mystic's Guide to Movement, Music and Meditation (2001)
The dance was fairly simple and repetitive so it didn't take long before she got the hang of it.
Jennifer Fallon TREASON KEEP (2001)
The split keyboard and sculpted mouse help protect you from repetitive strain injuries while you work.
Edmonton Sun (2003)


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