Circumlocutional Cir`cum*lo*cu"tion*al, a. Relating to, or consisting of, circumlocutions; periphrastic; circuitous. [1913 Webster]

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  • circumlocutional — adjective Of or relating to circumlocution : circumlocutionary …   Wiktionary

  • circumlocutional — adj. overly wordy, indirect, roundabout (pertaining to speech) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • circumlocutional — cir·cum·lo·cu·tion·al …   English syllables

  • circumlocutional — adjective see circumlocution * * * circumlocūˈtional or circumlocūˈtionary adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑circumlocution …   Useful english dictionary

  • circumlocution — circumlocutory /serr keuhm lok yeuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, circumlocutional, circumlocutionary, adj. /serr keuhm loh kyooh sheuhn/, n. 1. a roundabout or indirect way of speaking; the use of more words than necessary to express an idea. 2. a… …   Universalium

  • circumlocutious — adjective circumlocutional …   Wiktionary

  • circuitous — Synonyms and related words: O shaped, aberrant, aberrative, ambagious, anfractuous, backhand, backhanded, circular, circumlocutional, circumlocutory, collateral, convolutional, deflectional, departing, desultory, deviant, deviating, deviative,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • indirect — Synonyms and related words: O shaped, aberrant, aberrative, accessory, accidental, additional, adscititious, adventitious, ambagious, amoral, ancillary, artful, backhand, backhanded, calculating, chiseling, circuitous, circular, circumambient,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • oblique — Synonyms and related words: O shaped, across, ambagious, angle, angle off, angling, askew, aslant, athwart, atilt, awry, backhand, backhanded, banked, banking, bear off, bend, bias, cambered, canted, canting, circuitous, circular,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • rambling — Synonyms and related words: Greek to one, Wanderjahr, aberrancy, aberrant, aberration, aberrative, adrift, afloat, afoot and lighthearted, aimless, aimlessness, alternating, ambagious, ambiguous, amorphous, babbling, bend, beyond understanding,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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