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Synonyms for circumlocution
ˌsɜr kəm loʊˈkyu ʃəncir·cum·lo·cu·tion

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  1. circumlocutionnoun

    periphrasis, ambages, beat around the bush

  2. circumlocutionnoun

    A roundabout or indirect way of speaking; the use of more words than necessary to express an idea.

    beat around the bush, ambages, periphrasis

  3. circumlocutionnoun

    A roundabout expression. See also euphemism

    beat around the bush, ambages, periphrasis

English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. circumlocution

    Circumlocution and periphrasis are roundabout ways of expressing thought; circumlocution is the more common, periphrasis the more technical word. Constant circumlocution produces an affected and heavy style; occasionally, skilful periphrasis conduces both to beauty and to simplicity. Etymologically, diffuseness is a scattering, both of words and thought; redundancy is an overflow. Prolixity goes into endless petty details, without selection or perspective. Pleonasm is the expression of an idea already plainly implied; tautology is the restatement in other words of an idea already stated, or a useless repetition of a word or words. Pleonasm may add emphasis; tautology is always a fault. "I saw it with my eyes" is a pleonasm; "all the members agreed unanimously" is tautology. Verbiage is the use of mere words without thought. Verbosity and wordiness denote an excess of words in proportion to the thought. Tediousness is the sure result of any of these faults of style.

    diffuseness, periphrasis, pleonasm, prolixity, redundance, redundancy, surplusage, tautology, tediousness, verbiage, verbosity, wordiness

    brevity, compactness, compression, conciseness, condensation, directness, plainness, shortness, succinctness, terseness

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 2 votes

  1. circumlocution

    periphrasis, verbosity, inconciseness, insuccinctness, ambiguousness, anfractuosity

    terseness, point, conciseness, succinctness, condensation, directness, plainness, simplicity, coherence

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. circumlocution, periphrasis, ambagenoun

    a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things

    periphrasis, ambage, indirect expression

  2. circumlocution, indirect expressionnoun

    an indirect way of expressing something

    periphrasis, ambage, indirect expression

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  1. talk in circles

    to speak in circles by repeating the point excessively always.

    his circumlocution of the events gave all present nausea.

    Submitted by rinat on January 12, 2016  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. circumlocutionnoun

    periphrasis, periphrase, circuit or compass of words, indirect expression, roundabout mode of speech

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  • إطنابArabic
  • увъртане, заобикалки, иносказаниеBulgarian
  • UmschweifeGerman
  • περίφρασηGreek
  • circunlocución, ambages, rodeos, circunloquiosSpanish
  • بیان غیر مستقیمPersian
  • kiertoilmaus, kiertely, pyörittely, jaaritteluFinnish
  • périphraseFrench
  • giro di parole, circonlocuzione, perifrasiItalian
  • circumlocutionHebrew
  • ругательствоRussian
  • omskrivning, omsvepSwedish
  • خلوصUrdu

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