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CIRCUMLOCUTORY


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Definition:

  1. [adjective] roundabout and unnecessarily wordy; "had a preference for circumlocutious (or circumlocutory) rather than forthright expression"; "A periphrastic study in a worn-out poetical fashion,/ Leaving one still with the intolerable wrestle/ With words and meanings."-T.S.Eliot; (`ambagious' is archaic)
    Synonyms: circumlocutious, periphrastic, ambagious