Noun(1) a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things(2) an indirect way of expressing something
(1) Despite the circumlocution used, the parties all appeared to understand one another.(2) There was a good deal of rhetoric, circumlocution and imprecision in language.(3) A certain kind of Briton prefers circumlocution and euphemism for even everyday speech: ├ö├ç├┐I wonder if I could trouble you for a glass of water?├ö├ç├û(4) his admission came after years of circumlocution(5) The replies I got were pure circumlocution and double talk, nowadays referred to as spin.(6) He is witty, he puns, and sometimes he employs the polysyllabic circumlocution of the nineteenth-century humorists.(7) Alas, for every valuable insight which emerges, we find a greater proportion of heady rhetoric and circumlocution .(8) The company has dispensed with traditional legal circumlocution with its latest court filings against its rival.(9) He produced yet another quite captivating display of loquacious circumlocution as he tackled questions from the press about the way he has run the team recently.(10) In order to refer to that activity, it is necessary to engage in circumlocution or periphrasis.(11) No more circumlocution - just tell us, straight out: what are we supposed to do?(12) Pidgins may compensate for lack of vocabulary through circumlocution .(13) O'Neill, despite his apparent affability and a tendency to circumlocution , is a tough little nut.(14) The Navajo language is complex, and through circumlocution the Code Talkers made it even more so.(15) Americans, in particular the US military-industrial complex, are masters of jargon and circumlocution , but they can't be blamed for everything.(16) Her style can only be described as hectoring, irritating and occasionally maddening in its circumlocution .
1. periphrasis ::
2. indirect expression ::
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