from The Century Dictionary.
- Circumlocutional; roundabout; periphrastic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
Articulatedin a roundaboutmanner; tautologicalor with repetitivelanguage.
- adjective of speech
Evasive, avoiding difficult questions or key points.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Kipling favours concreteness and concentration; empty abstractions and circumlocutionary descriptions are wholly absent from his works.
The fashionable rhetoric of philosophical liberalism is as incomprehensible to him as the flowery circumlocutionary style of an Oriental scribe would be to a keen city merchant.
You will no more listen to one of the old circumlocutionary conversers than you would travel by the waggon, or make a voyage in a collier.