circumlocutionary love

circumlocutionary

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Circumlocutional; roundabout; periphrastic.

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

  • adjective Articulated in a roundabout manner; tautological or with repetitive language.
  • adjective of speech Evasive, avoiding difficult questions or key points.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

circumlocution and -ary. Originally from Latin circumlocutio, literally speaking (locutio) in a circle (circum).

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.