Circumlocutory - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌsɝːkəmləˈkjuːʃən|  American pronunciation of the word circumlocutory
Brit.  |ˌsəːkəmˈlɒkjʊt(ə)ri|  British pronunciation of the word circumlocutory

adjective

- roundabout and unnecessarily wordy(syn: ambagious, circumlocutious, periphrastic)

had a preference for circumlocutious (or circumlocutory) rather than forthright expression

Examples

He was criticized for his use of circumlocution.

I'm trying to avoid circumlocutions in my writing.

had a preference for circumlocutious (or circumlocutory) rather than forthright expression

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