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Word: circumlocution

Definition: indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)


Sentences Containing 'circumlocution'

A like ambiguity and circumlocution seem to run through that philosopher's reasonings on this as well as most other subjects.
``Sir,''said Madame de Saint Meran, without using any circumlocution, and as if fearing she had no time to lose,``you wrote to me concerning the marriage of this child?''

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::: contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
::: anoint - consecrate; put oil on (in a religious ceremony)
::: furtive - stealthy; quiet and secret (trying to escape notice); sneaky; Ex. furtive glance
::: expedient - suitable (for a particular purpose although not necessarily morally correct); practical; politic(prudent); N: something expedient
::: indoctrinate - cause to accept a doctrine without questioning it; Ex. indoctrinated with mindless anti-communism
::: inconsistency - state of being self-contradictory; lack of uniformity or steadiness; ADJ. inconsistent: displaying a lack of consistency; erratic; contradictory; incompatible
::: usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
::: ingenuous - naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated; candid
::: mangle - tear or cut to pieces; mutilate or disfigure; Ex. badly mangled bodies