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circumlocutional

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Characterized by circumlocution; circuitous or indirect in language; periphrastic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Relating to, or consisting of, circumlocutions; periphrastic; circuitous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or relating to circumlocution : circumlocutionary.

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Examples

  • It was in vain that her mother had explained with many circumlocutional phrases, that the fitness in this respect should be accommodated rather to the plebeian husband than to the noble parent.

    The Small House at Allington

  • I answered briskly, for there was no time to be circumlocutional.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 11, No. 67, May, 1863

  • Read together with my matter-of-fact statements, Liszt's hyperbolical and circumlocutional poetic prose will not be misunderstood by the reader.

    Frederic Chopin as a Man and Musician

  • I answered briskly, for there was no time to be circumlocutional.

    Gala-days

  • It was in vain that her mother had explained with many circumlocutional phrases, that the fitness in this respect should be accommodated rather to the plebeian husband than to the noble parent.

    The Small House at Allington

  • It is as certain as that every inventor of anything designed for the public good, and offered to the English Government, becomes _ipso facto_ a criminal, to have his heart broken on the circumlocutional wheel.

    The Letters of Charles Dickens Vol. 2 (of 3), 1857-1870

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