Characterised by circumlocution; periphrastic.

The officials set to work in regular circumlocutory order. -Chamberss Journal.

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  • Circumlocutory — Cir cum*loc u*to*ry, a. Characterised by circumlocution; periphrastic. Shenstone. [1913 Webster] The officials set to work in regular circumlocutory order. Chambers s Journal. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • circumlocutory — index circuitous, indirect, oblique (evasive), prolix, turgid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • circumlocutory — circumlocution ► NOUN ▪ the use of many words where fewer would do. DERIVATIVES circumlocutory adjective. ORIGIN Latin, from circum around + loqui speak …   English terms dictionary

  • circumlocutory — adjective 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • circumlocutory — adjective see circumlocution …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • circumlocutory — See circumlocutorily. * * * …   Universalium

  • circumlocutory — cir·cum·loc·u·to·ry || ‚sɜːkÉ™m lÉ’kjÊŠtÉ™rɪ adj. overly wordy, indirect, roundabout (pertaining to speech) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • circumlocutory — a. Periphrastical, periphrastic, roundabout, indirect, involved, diffuse …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • circumlocutory — adj periphrastic, pleonastic, tautological, redundant; verbose, wordy, prolix, profuse, diffuse, long winded, longiloquent; repetitive, tedious, battological; digressive, discursive, circuitous, roundabout, indirect, maundering, meandering,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • circumlocutory — cir·cum·loc·u·to·ry …   English syllables

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