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Circumlocutory definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CIRCUMLOCUTORY, a. Pertaining to circumlocution; consisting or contained in a compass of words; periphrastic.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: 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) [syn: circumlocutious, circumlocutory, periphrastic, ambagious]

Merriam Webster's

adjective see circumlocution

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Circumlocutory Cir`cum*loc"u*to*ry, a. Characterised by circumlocution; periphrastic. --Shenstone. The officials set to work in regular circumlocutory order. --Chambers's Journal.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Periphrastical, periphrastic, roundabout, indirect, involved, diffuse.




 


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