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Overview of adj circumlocutory

The adj circumlocutory has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. circumlocutious, circumlocutory, periphrastic, ambagious

(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 words and meanings."-T.S.Eliot; (`ambagious' is archaic)) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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