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Circumlocution

Cir`cum`lo`cu´tion
n.1.The use of many words to express an idea that might be expressed by few; indirect or roundabout language; a periphrase.
Circumlocution office
a term of ridicule for a governmental office where business is delayed by passing through the hands of different officials.
Noun1.circumlocution - a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things
Synonyms: ambage, periphrasis
2.circumlocution - an indirect way of expressing something
ambages, anfractuosity, circling, circuition, circuitousness, circuitry, circularity, circulation, circumambages, circumambience, circumambiency, circumambulation, circumbendibus, circumflexion, circummigration, circumnavigation, circumvolution, convolution, crinkle, crinkling, deviance, deviancy, deviation, deviousness, digression, excursion, excursus, flexuosity, flexuousness, gyre, gyring, indirection, intorsion, involution, meander, meandering, obliqueness, orbit, orbiting, periphrase, periphrasis, pleonasm, redundancy, rivulation, roundabout, roundaboutness, rounding, sinuation, sinuosity, sinuousness, slinkiness, snakiness, spiral, spiraling, tautology, torsion, tortility, tortuosity, tortuousness, turn, turning, twisting, undulation, verbality, wave, waving, wheeling, winding
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