circumlocutious

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj circumlocutious roundabout and unnecessarily wordy; (`ambagious' is archaic) "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"
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