circumlocution definition

  • noun:
    • The use of needlessly wordy and indirect language.
    • Evasion in message or writing.
    • A roundabout appearance.
    • A roundabout or indirect way of speaking; the usage even more words than required to express a thought.
    • A roundabout expression. See additionally euphemism
    • the employment of numerous terms to state a concept that would be expressed by few; indirect or roundabout language; a periphrase.
    • A roundabout way of talking; an indirect mode of statement; particularly, a studied indirectness or evasiveness of language in talking or composing.
    • a style that involves indirect methods of expressing things
    • an indirect means of expressing one thing
    • the application of needlessly wordy and indirect language.
    • Evasion in address or writing.
    • A roundabout appearance.
    • A roundabout or indirect means of talking; the employment of even more terms than essential to express a concept.
    • A roundabout appearance. See also euphemism
    • the utilization of many terms to express a concept that might be expressed by few; indirect or roundabout language; a periphrase.
    • A roundabout means of speaking; an indirect mode of declaration; particularly, a studied indirectness or evasiveness of language in talking or composing.
    • a style which involves indirect means of revealing things
    • an indirect method of revealing something

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