One Problem with Adjectives– Stating the Obvious

There are a lot of ways adjectives can mess you up, one of the worst is the tautology–that’s when the adjective has the same meaning as the word in modifies and therefore isn’t needed. Here are a few examples:

Dry desert

Closed fist

Overused cliché

Revolutionary new

Freezing cold

First priority

Evening sunset

Over exaggerate

Adequate enough

Dark-haired brunette