circumlocutory love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Exhibiting circumlocution; periphrastic.

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

  • adjective Characterised by circumlocution; periphrastic.

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

  • adjective Characterised by circumlocution; periphrastic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective roundabout and unnecessarily wordy

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The challenge for the novice was to spot the bogus stuff, but Mikey deliberately made it harder by being coy and circumlocutory about genuine matters too.

    It's October, 1956.

  • Which brings me, by a circumlocutory route to be sure, to some recent eruptions about yours truly by that petulant chihuahua Kathy Shaidle.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • The tautological, circumlocutory argument of American Exceptionalism can be stated thusly: “We are on a providentially inspired mission and are guided by a ‘Higher Power’, therefore whatever our actions or policies, we cannot be in the wrong.”

    American Exceptionalism

  • The rest of us, who find her circumlocutory speech patterns as abrasive as nails on a blackboard, are doomed to a future of listening to her butcher the English language.

    CNN Transcript Dec 3, 2008

  • Which brings me, by a circumlocutory route to be sure, to some recent eruptions about yours truly by that petulant chihuahua Kathy Shaidle.

    Freedom from speech...

  • But when I came to praise a faux professor of circumlocutory nonsense had razed the image immaculate – leaving a specious burst of wretched toadying.

    Silence As Magnanimous Respect

  • “I have the distinct pleasure …,” he began in his droll, circumlocutory, Austrian-sounding speech.

    Kipnis and Perel: A Literary Submission

  • “I have the distinct pleasure …,” he began in his droll, circumlocutory, Austrian-sounding speech.

    Kipnis and Perel: A Literary Submission

  • “I have the distinct pleasure …,” he began in his droll, circumlocutory, Austrian-sounding speech.

    Kipnis and Perel: A Literary Submission

  • “I have the distinct pleasure …,” he began in his droll, circumlocutory, Austrian-sounding speech.

    Kipnis and Perel: A Literary Submission

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