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Etymology

1. periphrastic

adjective. roundabout and unnecessarily wordy; (`ambagious' is archaic).

Synonyms

  • indirect
  • circumlocutory
  • circumlocutious

Antonyms

  • indirectness
  • straight
  • lineal
  • unrelated

Etymology

  • περίφρασις (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • περιφράζομαι (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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