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circumlocutory


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Circumlocutory  \Cir`cum*loc"u*to*ry\,  a. 
  Characterised  by  circumlocution;  periphrastic.  --Shenstone. 
 
  The  officials  set  to  work  in  regular  circumlocutory 
  order  --Chambers's 
  Journal. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  circumlocutory 
  adj  :  roundabout  and  unnecessarily  wordy;  "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;  (`ambagious'  is  archaic)  [syn:  {circumlocutious}, 
  {periphrastic},  {ambagious}] 




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